Tilley and Tupper by Rev. Ed Hird

We are linking today to prolific blogger, tweeter and all-round-source-of-info, the Rev. Ed Hird from St. Simon’s Anglican Parish in North Vancouver.  Ed has written a great book about the spiritual heritage of Canada entitled “Battle for the Soul of Canada” which we highly recommend.

Here’s the beginning of his article on Sir Leonard Tilley and Sir Charles Tupper …

Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, a Father of Canadian Confederation and twice the Lt. Governor of New Brunswick, rose each morning to start his day with prayer and Scripture reading.  As the 33 founding Fathers gathered in 1864 at Charlottetown, PEI, there were many suggestions on what to call this new nation. That morning, as Tilley read from Psalm 72:8, he became so convinced that Canada should be a nation under God, that when he came down to the Conference session, he presented the inspired name “Dominion of Canada”.  Our National Motto on our Coat of Arms “A Mari Usque Ad Mare” (from sea to sea) was drawn once again straight from Psalm 72:8. “He shall have dominion from sea to sea.” 

Read the full article here …

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