CANADA: Hero Debunked

As every Canadian schoolboy knows, Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac was a celebrated hero of Canada's colonial era. Schoolbooks honor him as one of New France's greatest governors, a valorous Indian fighter and a strong-willed defender of Quebec against the marauding British colonists from the south. Counties in Ontario and Quebec, a street in Montreal and even towns in far-off Minnesota, Kansas and Missouri bear his name. Frontenac's memory was also perpetuated in Quebec's famed Château Frontenac, by a statue in Quebec City and, until a recent brewery merger, as the...

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