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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

AARON GUNN: It continues a trend in this country, where our politicians and institutions, attempt to rewrite our history and erase our past ... with little regard for context and the truth


Political correctness has reached Canada’s currency.

Once again, it’s at the expense of our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. A man who united us, built this country and delivered on the audacious promise of a national railway. A man who’s now been kicked off the face of the $10 bill for an individual who, while noble and courageous, is a comparative footnote in Canadian history.

It continues a trend in this country, where our politicians and institutions attempt to re-write our history and erase our past.

Where historic events are re-told void of context, and with little regard for the truth.


He is the single most important figure in Canadian history. Without him, this country, its traditions, its history, even our currency wouldn’t even exist



Now this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t learn more about Viola Desmond and her little-known campaign for civil rights in Nova Scotia. Certainly, our school curriculum's could spend more time on the topic as just one example. But even if you were compelled to add her to a place on Canadian currency, why remove Macdonald to do it?

Why not add her as part of a mosaic on the other side?

Or why not remove one of the other three Prime Ministers on the $5, $50 or $100 bills, all of whom were less significant to our history than Sir John A.

It just doesn’t make any sense.

That is until you realize, this has nothing to do with Viola Desmond, and everything to do re-writing this country’s history. Erasing the memory of the man who built this country and who died over 120 years ago.

Was he perfect?

No. But he is the single most important figure in Canadian history. Without him, this country, its traditions, its history, even our currency wouldn’t even exist.



ABOUT AARON GUNN:

Prior to his work for BC Proud, Aaron worked for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) where he founded and became Executive Director of the Generation Screwed initiative, fighting back against government debt and its impact on future generations.

He is an advocate for taxpayers and common sense. Throughout his work and notably in his role as Spokesperson for BC Proud, Aaron has been a voice for citizens across British Columbia and Canada.

Aaron’s viral videos have targeted, among others, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) for dramatically raising rates on BC drivers; Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps for tearing down the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald; the stigma around resource development in Canada; and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his massive deficits and obsession with political correctness.

Throughout, Aaron has demonstrated his commitment to lower taxes, less waste and a stronger Canada. With over 15 million video views on Facebook, his advocacy has reached all corners of the country.

Comments

  1. @ Aaron Gunn, you are consumed by colonialism. If canada is a legitimate country, why then doesn't it have a valid constitution ...
    Let's look at Rupert's Land. Consisting of over 1 million square miles, and including 6 provinces.
    The Hudson Bay Company controlled Rupert's Land, and sold it to Canada without legitimate proof of any title, deed or especially confirmed treaty with and by the original inhabitants. That is encumbrance.
    95% of BC is occupying Unceded land. And the Atlantic maritime provinces are occupying Unceded land.
    The "capital city" of Canada is residing and occupying Unceded land.
    Your 1st prime minister knew this, as well as your current prime minister.
    Illegitimate is, as Illegitimate does.

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