The Grand River Navigation Company Swindle

This story is about a scandal – a scandal of incredible proportion. By the time the digging stops on the Grand River Navigation canal system, the Crown will have, once again, robbed and left destitute its Indigenous allies.   Upper Canada’s William Hamilton Merritt and David Thompson 1 are entrepreneurs and visionaries and they catch a bug…. Read more …

Ruthven Park, Indiana, Ontario

Ruthven Park’s founder is David Thompson. The lie Ruthven Park tells, through omission, is one with both a long nose (plain to see) and short legs (doesn’t withstand historical scrutiny). David Thompson 1 (1793 – 1851) is not a law-abiding person nor an honourable businessman. A bold Scot and a fascinating character, he is a… Read more …