Sir John, Eh?

Today (Monday) is the 195th birthday of our first and greatest prime minister, the man who, in the title of Richard Gwyn’s terrific biography, “made us.” In any self-respecting country, this would be a national holiday, but as this is Canada, it isn’t — though it has, since 2002, been officially designated Sir John A. Macdonald Day, which at least puts him one step ahead of Louis Riel.

I trust you will all find appropriate ways to celebrate.

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