Don Smith, “Good Politics, Bad History”
Don Smith, who taught Canadian history at the University of Calgary from 1974 until 2009, will review suggestions of name replacements for existing Canadian institutions, public buildings, and places. He will make specific reference to John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister; Hector Langevin, Macdonald’s Quebec lieutenant in the 1880s; and Egerton Ryerson, the mid-nineteenth century founder of Ontario’s public school system.
All meetings are on the lower level, Parkdale United Church, 2919 – 8 Avenue N.W. at 7pm. Donations are always welcome, but there is no charge.
A world without war. A just world at peace.
By holding educational events, providing information to local schools and faith groups and maintaining a resource centre, the Ploughshares Calgary Society seeks to build sustainable peace, encourage practical steps towards nuclear disarmament and minimize recourse to military force. Read more.