For many, Canada’s first Prime Minister Sir John A. MacDonald may just be the guy on the ten dollar bill and generally a good man. Not everyone knows that the man behind the face we see when we spend a ten on some food intentionally starved First Nations peoples in order to make way for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
NDP MP Charlie Angus wants people to know more about the ugly side of Sir John that we don’t get in many history books. He has recorded a song callled Four Horses, inspired by the bestselling book Clearing the Planes by James Daschuk and released a very passionate and informative music video.
It’s not your typical Canadian Heritage Minute, but it should be.