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Month: November 2022

Proportional Representation in Canada: Yea or Nay

Proportional Representation in Canada: Yea or Nay

November 2022  Question: Would proportional representation be good for Canada? YES or NO This column takes up the NO side, lauding the Senate of Canada. Ranked ballots are another issue. Browder:  “. . . on October 4 [2017] The Canadian House of Commons voted 277 – 0 to pass their own version of the Magnitsky Act. It passed the Canadian Senate unanimously on October 17, and was signed into law the next day” (265). Minsos: Canadians focus on the House of…

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Family Ties: Squire Davis and Jennet Ferguson

Family Ties: Squire Davis and Jennet Ferguson

Author’s Maternal Family c 1896. Granddaughters of Squire Davis and Jennet Ferguson ~~~ With their grandchildren, Isabella Davis (status-Treaty, Oneida Nation until marriage; daughter of Squire Davis and Jeannette Ferguson) and W G Burr, son of Nathaniel Burr and Margaret Graham. Photo, c 1918. Author’s maternal family. Children are great-grandchildren of Squire Davis and Jennet Ferguson ~~~~~ Nathaniel Burr and Margaret Graham, late-loyalist parents of W G Burr. Nathaniel was the uncle of Robert Burr, convicted leader of the notorious Markham Gang. For his thieving and thuggery, Robert Burr…

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