Sir John A. Macdonald

11 Jan

Good article about Prime Minister Macdonald -tkmorin

DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society

Today marks the 198th anniversary of the birth of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister … or maybe it was yesterday; record keeping wasn’t a precise undertaking in Scotland at the time. According to this article in The Vancouver Sun, Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore will announce plans for the commemorations to celebrate the 200th anniversary in 2015.

The government has set aside $870,000 for preparations for the festivities – $360,000 for the new public-service messages on Macdonald and French-Canadian lieutenant, George-Etienne Cartier – neither of whom have ever been profiled in the popular Heritage Minute history series – as well as $511,000 for the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission to help lead the 200th birthday celebrations ahead of Jan. 11, 2015.

Sir John, a lawyer, came to Canada in 1820 and became our first Prime Minister on July 1, 1867 at the time of Confederation. His stint was not pristine…

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