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01/17/2015 07:01 EST | Updated 08/28/2017 12:41 EDT

Sir John A. Macdonald: 5 Frightening Facts About Our First Prime Minister

Sir John A. Macdonald was a complex figure. For all the achievements attributed to him, there are as many flaws. The responsible way to remember the founding father is by acknowledging the entirely of his checkered legacy, not cherry-picking the feel-good foredges of his biography.

As Canada commemorated the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald on January 11, 2015, CBC personality Shelagh Rogers shared her thoughts online:

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