Monday, June 03, 2019

Talking John A and Reconciliation in Kingston

Every June 6, the Kingston Historical Society marks the death on this date in 1891 of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald with a commemorative ceremony at his grave in Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabe and Houdenosaunee peoples, with the participation of the Fort Henry Guard, the RCMP, Bellevue House staff, and civic dignitaries. Each year a historian or public figure gives a short address on some aspect of the life and significance of John A. Macdonald.

This year the speaker is me, speaking on the topic of "John A. Macdonald and Reconciliation." 1.30 pm, Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston Ontario.

June 6 nowadays draws more attention as the anniversary of D-Day in 1944. Coverage is abundant, but I was struck by this historiographical essay reviewing the role of the Canadian Army in Normandy published at, of all places, CTV News. 
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