Bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald – Canada’s First Prime Minister

2015 marks the bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s iconic first Prime Minister and one of the Fathers of Confederation. Sir. John A Macdonald was instrumental in building and uniting Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, in what would become the beautiful country it is today. A  man of controversy – and a renowned alcoholic – Sir John A. Macdonald still guided Canada through its formative years with vision, determination and pride. It is he who noted: “Let us be English, or let us be French, but let us always be loyal, and above all, let us be Canadians.” It is fitting that we remember him for both his flaws and his greatness in creating a country that rightfully takes it place among the world’s great nations. Canada is still young, but it may look back on a proud history – of which its true legacy is still being molded. Sir John A. Macdonald will remain an import part of that history. A hearty cheers to one of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation!

Read more about Sir John A. Macdonald here: http://canada150.gc.ca/eng/1408380177760 and https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit/sir-john-a-macdonald/QRFWD7Z-?position=0%2C93

 

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