Portrait of Thomas D’Arcy McGee

Thomas D’Arcy McGee (1825-1868), politician, poet and journalist, emigrated from Ireland in 1842. He actively supported the Reform Party as well as the Intercolonial Railway. He left for the Conservative party in 1863. McGee defended the Canadian Confederation and was opposed to the Fenians and their plans to achieve Irish independence and conquer Canada. McGee was shot outside his house on Sparks Street in Ottawa on April 7, 1867.

C-021543, DAPDCAP 465202, MIKAN 3526201
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