Holy Confederation, Sir John A. was a drunk

Showing up blasted in random places? Disappearing for days on end whilst on wild benders? Drunkenly making an ass of one’s self in front of important dignitaries?

It sounds like Rob Ford, but it also describes the notoriously hard drinking habits of Canada founder Sir John A. Macdonald. I wrote about his liquored-up shenanigans for the weekend National Post.