For those who don't know, Lord John Graves Simcoe, was a governor of Upper Canada in the 1790's and he was the first governor anywhere in the British Empire to to pass laws ending slavery. The abolition of Slavery in Canada, allowed for the success of the Underground Railroad to establish and flourish.
I wonder if those in charge of the Caribana Festival, that occurs every year on this weekend, know that little piece of history. But alas, Simcoe Day had its official name changed to....ta da... August Civic Holiday.
Ho hum dee hum dee hum.
Scripture to keep in mind
Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth:  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,  A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren.  My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20
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