Tuesday, August 30, 2005

STANDING WITH GIANTS


I was in Ottawa over the weekend for a wedding and took the opportunity on monday to do a little sight-seeing around Parliament Hill.

These two men, Baldwin and Lafontaine, are my Canadian heroes. The reformers (and some of the Tories) of the early 19th century were the real founders of this country. They were men of intellect and men of action who laid down the constitutional, legal and political foundations of Canada.

If I ever had millions of dollars in disposable income I would found a research chair in the departement of history at McGill University and name it in honour of them: 'The Baldwin-Lafontaine Chair in pre-confederation history."

Posted by Matthew @ 7:28 PM