Sir John A. Macdonald was born on this day in 1815! Sir John A. can take much of the credit for Canada the way it looks today! He was one of the main movers and shakers in creating and building the Canadian Pacific Railway which played a huge role bringing Canada together from sea to sea! The CPR played a huge role in colonizing what is now Alberta!
Yes I know his tenure as Prime Minister was muddled with scandals and political wranglings (nothing has changed in Canadian politics) but he still must be remembered as a great man; one of the key fathers of Canadian confederation! Happy Sir John A. Day!