Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian history ’

We the people are right when we reject re-naming Toronto’s railway station after John A. Macdonald ..

Feb 6th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

As trained as we are to be cold and calculating in the big city, sometimes it is almost impossible not to be pleased by something in the news. My pleasure over the past few days has been (what I at least take to be) the broad public reaction to Toronto City Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong’s proposal […]



“A great day for Canada” .. the common compensations of living in a marginal democracy, at the edge of the wilderness

Mar 7th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

“Today,” my wife remarked as we were getting up, “is the original ‘great day for Canada.’” Having acquired much familiarity with our nuclear family legends, I knew what she meant. But I asked the obvious dumb question anyway: “You mean,” I said, “that this is your grandfather’s birthday?” (My knowledge of the legends  does not […]