Opinion

Macdonald’s other legacy: francophone migration south

In debating John A. Macdonald’s legacy, it’s worth remembering his role in seeing people like famed author Jack Kerouac’s ancestors move to the U.S.

John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister, pictured, might have seen Métis leader Louis Riel's death sentence commuted had his ally George-Étienne Cartier lived long enough to persuade him to go that route, argues Andrew Caddell. Notman & Son photograph courtesy of Library and Archives Canada

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 12:00 AM

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