Today in Canada's Political History - February 22, 1887: Sir John A. Macdonald and his Tories win Canada’s sixth general election

The great Sir John A. Macdonald of Kingston was once again victorious on this date in 1887 having led his Tories to yet another win. The February 22, 1887 general election was the fifth victory for Macdonald since Confederation. And as history records, he had yet another victory still to enjoy before his departure for the great House of Commons in the sky in 1891.

Arthur Milnes is an accomplished public historian and award-winning journalist. He was research assistant on The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney’s best-selling Memoirs and also served as a speechwriter to then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and as a Fellow of the Queen’s Centre for the Study of Democracy under the leadership of Tom Axworthy. A resident of Kingston, Ontario, Milnes serves as the in-house historian at the 175 year-old Frontenac Club Hotel.