Happy Birthday George Brown. Who is George Brown? A father of Confederation. Founder of the Toronto Globe newspaper, now the Globe and Mail. Advocate against slavery. He was a reformer who challenged the British crown for more autonomy for the Canada. Brown was a free-trade advocate and championed representation by population. But my children don’t know ANYTHING about him. They wont unless I teach them at home. My kids can tell me the three R’s of recycling, about global warming and about how bad those Zip Lock bags I send to school are… But not about George Brown, or Sir John A Macdonald.

Pretty damn sad.