On Monday, October 1, Queen's University will hold a talk entitled “In Praise of Sir John A Macdonald: Historical icon meets the PC brigade”. Speakers will be Conrad Black, presently a columnist with the National Post, and Joe Martin, Professor of Business History at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and President of the Canadian Business History Association.
This lecture is part of the Liberty Lecture series sponsored by Queen's Law alum Greg Piasetzki. The talk will be held in Room 202 at 5:30 pm. All members of the Queen’s law school community are welcome to attend but seating is limited. If you wish to attend, please RSVP Daniel Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queen’s law school is housed in Macdonald Hall, named after Canada’s first prime minister and Kingston’s famous son, Sir John A Macdonald. Last March, the Faculty Board was given notice that a motion would be made in the fall of 2018 to remove Macdonald’s name from the building (a decision ultimately within the jurisdiction of the University's Board of Trustees). The bench on the sidewalk near the front doors, which featured the stone carving of “Macdonald Hall” that originally appeared above the law school's entrance before the atrium was built, was removed in July. In September, the portrait of John A that hung on the 5th floor was taken down.