Ontario Re-Visited ~ 200 Years of Peace
Unknown to most Canadians, Dec. 24 of this year marks not only Christmas Eve, but also the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent and the end of the War of 1812. This is significant because it means it has been 200 years since armed force was used as a means of resolving disputes between the United States and what would become Canada – with the slight exception of the ill-starred Battle of New Orleans, fought two weeks later but before news of the agreement had crossed the Atlantic.
(Excerpt from The Toronto Star Article ~ by Michael Urban ~ December 22, 2014)
Original historic “Art Sketch” by Susan ‘Shadow’ Caron