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Sesquicentennial Prime Ministers Book Club – Alexander Mackenzie

7:00 p.m., Monday, January 29, 2018
Room L120, 233 Main Street, Saint Paul University

John Morgan will be helping us better understand the life and times of Alexander Mackenzie, Canada’s second prime minister. In many respects, Alexander Mackenzie was the antithesis of John A Macdonald. “Known for his utmost honesty, integrity and hard work, Mackenzie sought no recognition or reward for himself,” says John Morgan. “A devout Baptist, he fought passionately for equality, democracy, the rule of law, and honesty in government.”

John Morgan is a great-great grandson of Alexander Mackenzie. He attended Glebe Collegiate and then Queen’s University where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce in 1976. After obtaining his Chartered Accountant designation, he went on to work 20 years at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and then 12 years at the Office of the Comptroller General of Canada. He retired in 2009 as the Assistant Comptroller General responsible for government-wide financial management. John spoke at the Government of Canada’s commemoration ceremony of Mackenzie’s grave site in Sarnia and also on CPAC’s The Prime Ministers episode on Mackenzie. He recently wrote an article on Alexander Mackenzie for the Ottawa Citizen.

More details and a picture are included in the event poster.