We are the Sir John A. Macdonald Society
We believe Canada is best served when we know all facets of our history. And no one is more important to the founding of Canada than Sir John A. Macdonald. Our mission is to help Canadians to better understand our first Prime Minister: his life, his vision, his successes and failures.
Canada is an improbable country. Without Macdonald we may well have become subsumed by America's Manifest Destiny.
Macdonald led the meetings at Charlottetown and Quebec City where our country was first conceived. He was the key architect of the British North America Act, attending to every detail in its passing. And he was chosen by Queen Victoria to serve as Canada's first prime minister, which was affirmed by the voters in our first election.
His vision and guiding hand moulded this nation as he steered us through a series of seemingly insurmountable obstacles over most of the latter half of the 19th century as he hardened the gristle that was Canada in its early days into bone.
Sir John A. Macdonald can continue to educate and inspire those who take the time to know him better. Simply put, Macdonald is as relevant today as he was at the time of Confederation.
The Sir John A. Macdonald Society aims to meet annually in a manner and style that befits our first prime minister's most convivial and good humoured life and to otherwise give voice to his vision and life.