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Royce MacGillivray

1936 -

Professor of History for 30 years at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, leading expert in Ontario history, author of The Mind of Ontario (1985) and others

We come now to one of the most distinctive characteristics of the Ontario mind. This way of dealing with ideas distinguishes us from the four founding nations. This is, that ideas are, in general, considered as orthodox or heretical, not as true or false. They fail or pass the test not of facts or logic, but of some dogmatic system, normally constructed by the user out of bits and pieces of the other dogmatic systems lying around. This way of dealing with ideas is naturally most evident in those classes of people who use ideas, the intelligentsia, academics, school teachers, journalists, and so forth.

1985 - from The Mind of Ontario, Mika Publishing Company