Canada East

1868: D’Arcy McGee & Other Quebec Curios

September 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

How did an Irishman become one of the Fathers of Confederation? The story begins, oddly enough, with a young man living in the United States. Thomas D’Arcy McGee originally [read on]

1858: Louis Riel & Other Quebec Curios

August 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

In 1858, a young man arrived in Montréal, unknown to many but a select few who had seen his potential as a scholar back in Manitoba. This man, Louis Riel, was supposed to [read on]