Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Canada Day puts history (and history blogger) in the papers


Tom Broadbeck of the Winnipeg Sun looks into how the Charlottetown Conference of 1864 worked:
When government leaders from four British North America colonies gathered here in September 1864 to discuss the possibility of a federal union, they did something today’s elected officials would never do: they invited their political rivals to the negotiating table.
And Michael MacDonald of Canadian Press was on the story too:
"It's true that the Canadians had barged in on what had been a meeting on Maritime union, but they were certainly welcomed by the Maritimers," says Christopher Moore, a Toronto-based historian and author of "1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal."
Doubtless lots of stories that didn't quote me, but who care, really?

Image (of the PM in Charlottetown recently): CTV/Canadian Press 
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