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Sir John, Eh?

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Today (Monday) is the 195th birthday of our first and greatest prime minister, the man who, in the title of Richard Gwyn’s terrific biography, “made us.” In any self-respecting country, this would be a national holiday, but as this is Canada, it isn’t — though it has, since 2002, been officially designated Sir John A. Macdonald Day, which at least puts him one step ahead of Louis Riel.

I trust you will all find appropriate ways to celebrate.