Today, January the 11th, marks the 200 birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s “Father of Confederation” and first Prime Minister. In the typical Canadian-way, there are few celebrations of this bicentennial planned outside of his ancestral home of Kingston, Ontario. That is unfortunate because the legacy of his man should be celebrated as there would be no Canada without Sir John A.. The story of Sir John A. Macdonald is long, well researched and well told by authors such as John Boyko and Richard Gwyn, but it bears a nutshell retelling. Born in Scotland, immigrated to Upper Canada as a child with his family,Read More →