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Richard Gwyn's 'Nation Maker'

Author Richard Gwyn comes to studio to talk about how Sir John A Macdonald made Canada. Gwyn has just published his second volume on the life and politics of our first prime minister.

'Nation Maker' takes us from confederation through scandal, defeat, the Riel rebellions and the building of the continental railroad.

Gwyn joins host Bernie St Laurent in studio to talk about the man who he says shaped who we are, even today in 2012.

He also fields calls from our listeners including a young M├ętis woman who challenges the Macdonald 'colonizer' legacy.

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