I attended last weekend’s 85th Couchiching Conference, “Project Canada: Identity, Citizenship and Nationhood in a Changing World.”
At one lunch, I sat next to a pleasant lady whose name was Macdonald. Since one of the dominant themes at the conference was Canada’s diversity and we, the participants, were appropriately diverse, I told her that I assumed she, unlike many others in the dining room, did not belong to an oppressed minority.
She quickly disabused me of this foolish assumption.
How ignorant I was!
Obviously, she said, I knew nothing about what the Campbells had done to the Macdonalds in the Highlands.