sir john a. macdonald

Red paint is still visible on the sculpture of Macdonald at the entrance of The Prime Ministers Path in Wilmot, Ont. (Photograph by Yader Guzman)

A statue of John A. Macdonald rests in purgatory

A project featuring a statue of every Canadian PM has become a politically charged minefield as the legacies of the nation’s early leaders are reappraised according to contemporary standards

Where Sir John A. Macdonald stands in Canada: an interactive map

Despite efforts to remove and relocate them, monuments and tributes to Canada’s founding father still dot the country. We scouted them out for you.

Why Sir John A. Macdonald’s name should stay on our schools

John Geddes on the reason we remember Sir John A. and the importance of weighing historical figures based on more than their flaws

Stop hating Sir John A. (and other history lessons)

Canada is suffering from a rampant myopic urge to erase the entirety of its history. Why it’s time to stop the attacks on our past.

How Harper parties the partisan way

Let us celebrate the nakedly partisan milestones of this great (since 2006) country

6 Canadian PMs ranked for beard, moustache or sideburn quality

Rt. Hon. Sir Mackenzie Bowell: Without question Canada’s greatest bearded prime minister

What would Sir John A. say?

Two Canadians make a pilgrimage to the founding PM’s birthplace and are surprised by what they find

What old tomorrow can teach us today

What Old Tomorrow can teach us today

Sir John A.’s skills as a consensus builder are lost on our modern leaders

A kind of chaos that is always with us

A kind of chaos that is always with us

A new book shows Sir John A. Macdonald’s politics were much like ours

The brilliant John A. biopic

The brilliant John A. biopic

Who said Canadian history was devoid of excitement?