A Canadian institution, revived.

They're putting out two new Minutes in time to celebrate Sir George-Etienne Cartier's and Sir John A. MacDonald's 200th birthdays, this year and next respectively. Cartier, mostly out of fear of American expansion, was one of few French politicians working towards Confederation – he basically pulled Quebec into the arrangement. Sir John A. MacDonald was also a Father of Confederacy, but was our first Prime Minister and is probably our most cherished drunk. It looks like the two Minutes will tell different parts of the same story, as our tumultuous French/English beginnings demand.

If you aren't familiar with Heritage Minutes or would like to relive them, you can check out a great playlist of them here. Below are a few of my personal favs.

Dr. Wilder Penfield - Most excellent neurosurgeon, "I smell burnt toast"

Jennie Kidd Trout - Canada's first female doctor, all around badass

Jacques Plante - Took one for the team, started the whole goalies wearing hockey masks thing

I hope you guys are as excited as I am!