Monday, August 2, 2010

Michael Ignatieff Finds More Canadian Roots

It's quite a joke really that Michael Ignatieff is "Just Visiting" and that he's not Canadian enough.

I think he represents who Canadians are. The son of immigrants on his father's side and United Empire Loyalists on his mother's.

His great-grandfather even played an imminent role in Confederation. "Just Visiting" indeed.
The federal Liberal leader, who's on a cross-country tour to meet ordinary Canadians, was eager to walk through the front door of Fisher House on Sunday. The house is one of 30 properties located at the award-winning
living history village west of Fredericton that depicts rural life in 19th century New Brunswick.

The house was once owned by Peter Fisher, a Fredericton blacksmith, merchant and historian who's a great-great-great-great-grandfather to Ignatieff. While Ignatieff's namesake ancestors were noblemen who served in czarist Russia, his mother's family roots link him to United Empire Loyalists in Fredericton. "It's been very emotional for me to see where it all starts in New Brunswick," Ignatieff said after touring the ground-floor of the two-storey shingled-siding house.
The Liberal website is looking very good and the cross-country tour is a success.


  1. Can you post a link to the Ignatieff tour stops ? I can't seem to locate any. Thanks.


  2. You can use the interactive map here. Click on the pin in the area and it gives the date.