Thursday, September 18, 2014

Treaty of Paris invalid: Canada still belongs to France?

Charlevoix has all the details of how the brief visit of the original 1763 Treaty of Paris to Quebec City's Musée de Civilisation has provoked a Montreal lawyer into announcing his theory that the whole thing was beyond the powers of Louis XV and therefore has been void all along.  Expert opinion is unconvinced, to say the least.

More interesting, more troubling, is the other suggestion: that Ottawa actually opposed any showing of the document in Canada because... (sound of head exploding here).  

All links in French, bien sur.

Also good news: it seems the fire at the Museum the other day has not done serious damage to the collection there.

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