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Open Air Discussion

Step back to the middle of the 19th century with me.

Two well-dressed gentlemen cross paths in a public space and pause to discuss the topics of the day.

They have much to discuss from the price of grain, shipping rates, and the route of a proposed railroad. They are cordial, even when opinions on a topic differ. One man listens intently as the other gestures to make a point.

I found this sculpture intriguing. What are they talking about? Are great, sweeping decisions on the future of their country being refined? Or is it a lighthearted, fleeting retelling of an experience down at the wharf?

I like to think that these Northern gentlemen are developing strategies for Canada to avoid some of the problems so evident in the United States.