Orangeism, which was introduced into England, Scotland, and Australia by soldiers serving in the British army, was to enter Canada by the same route. The earliest record of an Orange Lodge in the British North American colonies was in New Brunswick in 1783 a full twelve years before the official birth of the Orange Lodge system as we now know it. This lodge met under a charter issued in 1694 in London, England, the name on the charter being ‘Colonial Patent No. 6′, and it was issued from Guild Hall, London and signed by Robert Ware. It was sealed with the Hestercomb Arms and certified under seal by the Goldsmiths of Lombard Street. It was brought to Parrtown [Saint John] from the United States by Lieutenant Andrew Hunter Stockton and the lodge met in Saint John until 1815 under the authority of this warrant which granted the bearer the right to hold an Orange Lodge anywhere in British America. By the early 1800′s Orange Lodges had been established in Halifax, Montreal, and Quebec City. During the War of 1812 British regiments were sent to the British North American colonies to defend them against attack from the United States and it was from these soldiers that Orangeism took its real hold in Canada. For two hundred years Orange Lodges have been a part of Canadian life, and it is their history and contribution to Canadian society that this site will attempt to document.
Canadian Orange Lodges are invited to submit a history of their lodge and it will be included on this site. All pictures and other submissions will be given a credit line where the item is used. Please help us to preserve Canada’s rich Orange history.
When the Liberal leader(??) was just crowned King of the left wing he stated that under his rule there would be no interference from himself in the local riding associations selection of the local candidates – that there would be “an open and democratic selection process”. Well gee I know that this will shock you but guess what – Chairman Trudeau only wants Candidates that mirror his enlightened views, having said that only those who are pro-choice on the abortion issue will be allowed to become Liberal candidates. Now he’s added that anyone who doesn’t accept the threat of ‘Global Warming’ as a fact are not welcome in the Liberal Party. We shouldn’t be surprised at his dictatorial edicts, after all just last November he said “There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around.” We’re just waiting for him to further ban candidates who don’t believe in Santa Clause or the Tooth Fairy.
In 1890 an Orange Lodge was formed in Dauphin, Manitoba. The first lodge master was P.J. Beauchamp. Other elected officers were Harry Hughes, George Barker, Samuel Perry, James McDowell, William Sutherland, E. F. McPherson, William Boyd, Angus McDonald, and William Dunfield. Four new members were initiated at this meeting: Joseph Potts, John F. Boyd, Chris Felker and G. W. J. Barker (father of Victoria Cross winner and 1st World War pilot Billy Barker). Barker came from strong Orange families on both his father’s and mother’s side. His mother was an Alguire and Barker was close to the family as his best friends were his cousins the Alguires and several of them were Orange Lodge members. Does anyone know of anything that would shed some light on Barker and the Orange Lodge?
Taken from “Dauphin Valley Spans the Years” dated July, 1970 and published by the Dauphin Historical Society.
On September 18 of next year an historical vote will take place in Scotland. The outcome of this vote will determine whether Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom or becomes an independent nation and master in its own house. The sabre rattling has already begun with both pro and anti independence movements tossing verbal salvos at each other. We see that the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland has taken a strong stand in favour of remaining a part of the union and will be urging its membership to vote no. That is their right to do this but I believe it is the wrong action. What is the great cataclysm that will befall should the Scots vote in favour of independence. It only wants the same status as Canada which has remained a constitutional monarchy and a member of the Commonwealth.
On Thursday night (November 7) Justin Trudeau told a crowd of Liberal supporters that the government he most admired was a dictatorship. He was asked “besides Canada, which nation’s administration do you most admire, and why?”
Here’s his full quote:
“There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around.” About a hundred Liberal supporters in Toronto paid $250 each to be able to ask Justin Trudeau questions and, as the ad said, to “really get to know the future prime minister.”
Ok, so other than Canada, which country’s government does Trudeau “our wanna be P.M.” most admire?
Here is his full answer:
”You know, there’s a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say ‘we need to go green fastest…we need to start investing in solar.’ I mean there is a flexibility that I know Stephen Harper must dream about of having a dictatorship that he can do everything he wanted that I find quite interesting.
But if I were to reach out and say which…which kind of administration I most admire, I think there’s something to be said right here in Canada for the way our territories are run. Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon are done without political parties around consensus. And are much more like a municipal government. And I think there’s a lot to be said for people pulling together to try and solve issues rather than to score points off of each other. And I think we need a little more of that. Wonder if Trudeau has ever heard of Tiananmen Square or has he heard of the denial of basic human rights in his much admired China. This guy has one of the worst cases of foot in the mouth diseases of any Canadian politician.
They’re at it again. Pat Martin, M.P. for Winnipeg Centre has introduced a private member’s bill. Bill C–302 would make Louis Riel a founding father of Manitoba and of course put him on a pedestal for all of Canadian left wing nuts to genuflect at. Riel ordered the murder of Thomas Scott, a young Canadian Orangeman from Clandeboye, whose only crime was that he was abusive to his Metis guards. Imagine that – being verbally abusive to the people who dragged him from his cell and beat him senseless. No Mr. Martin, Riel is no hero, just another petty tyrant who also happened to be insane – a great role model for Canadian kids.
We see that Quebec and the N.D.P. are at it again. Even for the New Democrats they have sunk to the depths of decent behavior and debate with disgusting comments about Canada’s participation in World War One – especially on Vimy Ridge day.
Alexandre Boulerice mocked the conflict as “a purely capitalist war on the backs of the workers and peasants. The only ones to have refused this butchery, to have rejected the call of the ‘sacred union’ within each nation, were communist activists,” Boulerice wrote in an April 10, 2007 posting on Presse-toi à gauche (Hurry to the left). Boulerice also sniped at Canadian soldiers involved in the Battle of Vimy Ridge with his claim that “thousands of poor wretches were slaughtered to take possession of a hill.”
It’s not good enough for Mulcair to try and put a spin on Boulerice’s comments, he should throw him out of the party and send a message to Canadians that Boulerice’s comments will not be tolerated or condoned by the N.D.P.
Almost 3,600 Canadians died in the battle to take the strategic Vimy Ridge from heavily entrenched German forces on April 9, 1917. The costly but successful capture of the ridge is widely considered BY Canadian historians to be the time that Canada came of age as its own nation and no longer relied on the British on the international stage.
Following the 96th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney reacted angrily to Boulerice’s posting. “On such an important day of remembrance, I denounce these statements and call on Thomas Mulcair and Alexandre Boulerice of the NDP to immediately retract these inflammatory and inappropriate comments and to formally apologize to the Canadians and veterans they have insulted,” he said in a statement.
Ron Cundell, publisher of the website VeteranVoice.info, accused Boulerice of “spitting” on Canada’s history. “The only apology I will accept is when he walks off Parliament Hill for the last time as a citizen again of whatever country he wants to go to,” said the retired soldier with 20 years service in the Canadian Forces.
We see that Quebec is at it again. With Parti Quebecois Premier Pauline Marois leading the charge , they have introduced Bill 14, which seeks to further the already ‘language apartheid’ law (Bill 101) that limits the use of the English language in the province. Among the proposed changes are that francophones who serve in Canada’s military would not be allowed to send their children to English speaking schools and that all companies with 26 to 50 employees would have to get Certificates of Francization, which would force the companies to agree to have all of their internal communications issued predominantly in French. Quebec’s language police are salivating at the chance to further put the dreaded English language on the endangered species list. So much for freedom of speech or expression in ‘La Belle Province’.
Is it any wonder that Quebec’s economy is in a nose dive and young people are streaming out of the province? For the last forty years Quebec has been driving anyone who didn’t agree with their sacred cow of separatism out of the province and have made it plain that only those who support its draconian legislation regarding the English language are welcome. Lets hope that the language police can continue in their quest to have all Italian restaurant menus scrutinized for dreaded ‘English’ words like pasta.
We see that the cowardly cretins have struck again. This time it was the gravesite of Canada’s first prime minister, and in fact there would in all likelihood be no nation of Canada without him. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Macdonald was also an Orangeman, joining L.O.L. No. 6 at Kingston, Ontario in 1841. To this day the Metis harbor a deep hatred of the man who in their eyes was responsible for the hanging of Louis Riel. After all wasn’t Riel a brave leader who ordered the murder of Thomas Scott, an Orangeman from Ontario, originally from Clandeboye, Ireland. Despite outcries from Quebec to have Riel’s death sentence commuted Macdonald stated “that Riel would be hung though every dog in Quebec barks in his favour.” Now the weapon of choice for Macdonald haters seems to be a can of spray paint and of course they only operate under the cover of darkness – no daytime heroics by these brave fellows.
Well it’s almost that time of year again. To millions of Canadian Christians it will soon be Christmas and to Canadian Jews it will be Chanukah. To yet another group of Canadians it’s time again to go on the attack against Christianity and demand that merchants, teachers and public officials (and let’s face it – with anybody that will pay them any attention) not use the phrase Merry Christmas but instead use a generic Happy Holidays. Well gee if you don’t mind I’ll continue to think for myself and keep CHRIST in Christmas and that I will continue to send out Christmas cards and I’ll just pass on the XMAS cards – who in the heck was X anyway. I’ll do these things – not in any way to offend anyone but as an expression of not only my faith but also of my culture. I sincerely hope that I don’t offend anyone but if I do – “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn”. And by the way I’m in no way offended by those who wish me happy Chanukah. Goodnight to all and to all a good night.
We’re quick to comment on people or groups who we feel are steering Canada down a slippery slope of political correctness. We should be just as quick in congratulating those who are protecting Canada’s heritage and doing what they can to expose the true aims and goals of Canada’s leftists. Congratulations to the Conservative Party on their proactive role in providing funding for events to commemorate and educate Canadians about Canada’s role in the War of 1812. Mulcair – the N.D.P. guru and font from which all left wing disinformation flows has condemned this “waste” of taxpayers money. We guess he would be happier if the money went to some left wing workshop studying how to erase anything British in Canada’s history or maybe he would have preferred it go to bolster Quebec’s bigoted and racist French only sign law.