The minister in charge of important stuff has shown his absolute non grasp of basic history.
You may recall that a couple of years ago the Honourable Peter MacKay had California and B.C. sharing a border. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had to explain to the man that Oregon and Washington kind of take up 800 kms of space betwixt British Columbia and Cali.
Now The Ottawa Citizen reports that the esteemed member of our beloved Prime Minister's inner circle has the French fighting with the British, that is us, in the War of 1812. Wrong again sir, wrong again.
The scary and serious thing about this is Mr. MacKay makes big decisions and runs a major portfolio. He may be just a pretty face but one would think that he would surround himself with staffers that are smart enough and secure enough to fact check.