Mistaken Identity:  The Founders of Canada Misnamed “EuroCanadians” or “European Canadians” (Part I)

PART I At Confederation's doorstep, the Fathers of Upper and Lower Canada contended for 72 Resolutions adopted in 1864at Quebec City as the basis of the new country of Canada. In the Legislative Assembly of the Old Province of Canada on Friday, February 7th, 1865, on the subject of the new Confederation, the Hon. Mr. … Continue reading Mistaken Identity:  The Founders of Canada Misnamed “EuroCanadians” or “European Canadians” (Part I)

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Ethnicity of the Founding Peoples of Canada: Hon. Thomas D’Arcy McGee (1865)

Introduction The Founding Peoples of Canada were not immigrants.  They had been born in British North America for several generations.  They were the architects and the natural heirs of their own local cultures and form of government. Governor-General's Award-winning historian, J.M.S. Careless, describes the founders of Canada: "Whether ardent Loyalists or indifferent republicans, most of … Continue reading Ethnicity of the Founding Peoples of Canada: Hon. Thomas D’Arcy McGee (1865)

Canada 150:  Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples are NOT Victims of Genocide:  on the Contrary, their Populations are Exploding:  Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada (#89-645-X) reports the following on population growth of Aboriginal peoples in Canada: "Between 1996 and 2006 the Aboriginal population grew at a much faster rate than the non-Aboriginal population at 45% and 8% respectively.  The Métis had the highest growth rate of all Aboriginal identity groups with their population nearly doubling between 1996 … Continue reading Canada 150:  Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples are NOT Victims of Genocide:  on the Contrary, their Populations are Exploding:  Statistics Canada

Portrait of a Great Canadian :  Sir John George Bourinot

Source:  "John George Bourinot," by George Stewart, in Les Hommes du Jour [Men of Their Times], 26th Series.  Québec, February 1893.  French translation by P. M. Sauvalle, re-translated into English by Kathleen Moore. The little province of Nova Scotia has contributed greatly to the political, literary and scientific advancement of Canada, as well as to … Continue reading Portrait of a Great Canadian :  Sir John George Bourinot