Editor says, what if the "Destiny of Canada" had been determined by a complete accident? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in this article we repurpose significant amounts of content from Wikipedia, "Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times" by Richard J. Gwyn and "The Destiny of Canada" by Christopher Pennington. In reality, MacDonald caught a chill from which he never recovered, suffering two strokes after the election and dying two months later. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.