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The Contested Legacy of Sir John. A. Macdonald or the War of Myths


The Contested Legacy of Sir John. A. Macdonald or the War of Myths
02-14-2024 7:00 pm
Spadina Theatre Free

Event Description

Just five years ago, there were eleven statues in Canada honouring Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891), the first man to be elected as a Canadian Prime Minister. There are now two statues left, both under the watchful eye of police officers ordered to protect them. After being elected and re-elected to govern six times and holding the office for nearly twenty years, he died with all the honour his poor little country could provide.

One hundred and thirty years later, the Canadian Prime Minister is accused of every conceivable fault, including that of being a war criminal. Where is the truth? How do we balance the criticism of today with the praise of yesteryear? One of the greatest specialists in Canadian political history will examine this question.

Lecture by: Patrice Dutil, historian and political scientist at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Language: French


  • Box office also available on-site!
  • Doors will open only 20 minutes before the event.
  • Doors will be closed 10 minutes after the beginning of the event.
  • Don't bring food and beverages.
  • Enjoy the event!


Merci and see you soon! 





Event Information

Event Date 02-14-2024 7:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Spadina Theatre
Categories Lectures

Venue Information - Spadina Theatre

Created by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Alliance Française Toronto theatre opened in the spring of 2014. Since then, more than 200 artists and events have been held there all year long, within a warm and intimate atmosphere. This 147-seat auditorium invites you to join us for musical performances of all genres, as well as film screenings, lectures, and stage plays.

Entrance to the theatre is on Lowther Avenue. The doors open 20 minutes prior to the beginning of each event.

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