The Assassination of D’Arcy McGee: Canadiana Series - Season 2
Catalogue Number: UPP007
Producer: The Canadiana Project Inc.
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, History, Social Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2019
Running Time: 17:04
Closed Captions: Yes
On April 7, 1868, D'Arcy McGee was murdered on his way home from Parliament. He was one of the Fathers of Confederation and Prime Minister McDonald's right hand man. It was Canada's first ever political assassination. The Fenians considered McGee a traitor to his homeland, Ireland, so many Irish Catholics were immediately suspects. John Whelan was quickly charged and convicted of the crime and was one of the last people ever to be given the death penalty in Canada. But was he the man who shot D'Arcy McGee? There are many questions about whether justice was carried out or if an innocent man was hung. Canada's most notorious cold-case is investigated as we revisit a time of nationalism, terrorism, and intrigue on the streets of Ottawa.
Available with French Subtitles.
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