CANADA’S FIRST PRIME MINISTER WAS A MASONIC ORANGEMAN: ‘Very Worshipful Brother’ Sir John A. Macdonald, Ancient Free Accepted Masons, St. John’s Lodge No. 5, 1844.

Published November 9, 2014 by goyodelarosa


Very Worshipful Brother Sir John A. Macdonald was initiated into the order of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at St. John’s Lodge No. 5 in 1844. [5]Following Confederation he affilliated with Civil Service Lodge No. 148 in Ottawa on May 11, 1869. He was later appointed to the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Provice of Ontario as Grand Senior Warden. [6] His masonic regalia is currently on display at the Masonic Temple in Kingston, Ontario.

I don’t question it. But there is nothing exceptional about a Canadian PM belonging to the Masons or another fraternal organization. Given the length of the article, is it really necessary to mention it?–Wehwalt (talk) 15:46, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

I wouldn’t think so. His masonic regalia is on display because Sir John is a notable figure, not because it is notable that he was a Mason. I do not think it needs mentioning. —Skeezix1000 (talk) 21:14, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes it is worth mentioning, particularly his role in the Orange Order, largely shapped his early political carear. The Orange Order was a very powerful force in early canadian politics and is definately worth mentioning. Creighton did so in his first volume used as a source in this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:08, 28 October 2012 (UTC)



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