Author Interview: David Wilson on the life of Thomas D'arcy McGee
Published Thursday, November 24, 2011 2:36PM EST
Canada's roots are tied into the countries our ancestors came from.
Sometimes those immigrants were not willing to leave old battles behind, and in at least one case it led to murder.
Thomas D'Arcy McGee was a Canadian Cabinet minister, one of the fathers of Confederation, and Irish.
That last is what led to his murder at the hands of a Fenian -- the 19th century group dedicated to establishing and independent Irish Republic.
Professor David Wilson heads the Celtic Studies program at the University of Toronto, and he's written two volumes about the life and death of McGee, and his role in creating Canada.
For the interview, click the video player to the right.
University of Toronto professor David Wilson has written two books about the life of Thomas D'Arcy McGee (Nov. 24, 2011)