Sir John A. Macdonald was Canada's first prime minister. The details of the memorial are on the plaque.
Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891) played a pivotal role in the formative years of the country. He led Canada's first government, and guided the country's growth from a small union of four provinces to a nation stretching from sea to sea. Macdonald's greatest achievement, Confederation (1867), is represented by the figure sigging at the base of the monument.