|Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times Richard J. Gwyn. was responsible |
after Confederation, had all of eight employees— the deputy minister, five
lawyers and two messengers (sorely needed in those pre-telephone days).
|From Confederation Day in 1867, where this volume picks up, Macdonald finessed a reluctant union of four provinces in central and eastern Canada into a strong nation, despite indifference from Britain and annexationist sentiment in the ...|