Sunday, May 10, 2015

D'Arcy McGee Memorial

Thomas D'Arcy Etienne Hughes McGee, PC, (13 April 1825 – 7 April 1868) was a Canadian politician of Irish descent, Catholic spokesman, journalist, and a Father of Canadian Confederation. His memorial occupies the grounds of Parliament Hill.


Thomas D'Arcy McGee (1825 – 1868) was a journalist,
historian, poet and politician who was renowned as a
dynamic and persuasive speaker. The Irish immigrant
was an outspoken advocate of minority rights and
one of Confederation's strongest supporters. His
vocal opposition to Fenianism (an Irish revolutionary
movement) likely led to his assassination in 1868.
In this monument, McGee is shown delivering a speech
while a female figure, representing Memory, listens.