Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021
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Requiem for a Nation (Part 1): Killing Macdonaldon July 19, 2021 at 8:55 pm

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Commentary Editor’s note: In the words of author and historian Richard Gwyn, without Sir John A. Macdonald, “there would be no Canada.” Macdonald wasn’t just the Father of Confederation—he worked relentlessly to unite Canada, save the western territories from annexation by the United States, and negotiate for Canada’s interests with London and Washington. With the movement to erase Canada’s historical figures and cut ties with the nation’s past intensifying in recent months, The Epoch Times is publishing a multi-part series examining Macdonald’s legacy. At the hands of Canada’s didactic elites, the powerful liberal-conservative consensus that guided the development of the Canadian nation has all but expired. The lives and times of foundational leaders, like Conservative Prime Minister John A. Macdonald or Liberal Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier, are no longer seen as worthy subjects of study for Canadian schoolchildren. Today, our roots are considered to be irredeemably poisoned by the flaws of …

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