According to Historica-Dominion Institute surveys, Canadians’ knowledge of our history is declining every year. In order to change this trend, the Institute has launched this new interactive website dedicated to informing Canadians of the accomplishments and legacy of Canada’s two great nation-builders, John A. Macdonald and Wilfrid Laurier.

The website encourages Canadians – young and not so young- to take our Macdonald and Laurier quiz and find out more about these two former prime ministers.

We also hosted special events in Montreal and Pitt Meadows, BC to celebrate the birthdays of Laurier and Macdonald – two important dates on our Heritage calendar.

Take the Macdonald-Laurier Quiz

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Teachers: Download a one-page Macdonald-Laurier quiz for your students.

They can win great prizes. Download it here.


JDM Stewart writes about the link between Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Abraham Lincoln.

Read the article in the National Post »


Minister James Moore Celebrates Sir John A. Day at Pitt Meadows High School

Quiz, Cake, Card and Historian All Part of Dominion Institute Party for our First Prime Minister

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Article in The Whig-Standard »


January 11th is Sir John A.’s Birthday, but He Remains Largely Unknown to Canadians

Dominion Institute Survey Finds that 42% of Canadians Don’t Know who is our First Prime Minister

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Macdonald biographer Richard Gwyn writes about Canada’s first Prime Minister.

Read Gwyn on John A. »

In the Toronto Star »