Readers ask for more Sir John A.

Since I wrote my last article on Sir John A. Macdonald, and whether we should reward his memory with a plaque or by naming a park after him, I have been told by many people that they think something along those lines would be appropriate. Others wanted more information about Sir John A., his life […]

Is first PM plaque-worthy?

On Jan. 10 it was the 200th anniversary of the birth of the first prime minister of Canada, probably the leading nation-building spirit behind the founding of our country. There are many things that are good about the founder of our beloved country, and there are other things which in retrospect are not so good. […]

East End teachers earn PM’s praise

Stephen Harper got a welcome surprise last month when he named Vernon Kee and Dr. Gabriel Ayyavoo two of the top 21 teachers in Canada. When Kee told Harper about the engineering class he taught last year at Danforth Collegiate, the prime minister said, “Really, we have that? Great!” Along with a trip to Ottawa […]