Jagmeet Singh should ask, ‘What would Thomas D’Arcy McGee do?’

Thomas D’Arcy McGee and Jagmeet Singh (Photo credit: William Notman / Wikimedia Commons and Jennifer Roberts)

In a speech in the House of Commons in fall of 1867, during the very first session of Parliament after Confederation, Thomas D’Arcy McGee trained his famous oratorical ire on a St. Patrick’s Society meeting held in Montréal, his home city. McGee was outraged that the names and portraits of Fenians, the era’s Irish revolutionaries, were displayed on the walls, and warned that...

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