Although his beautiful house in Overdale is falling apart, his legacy still stands. Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine’s political life was defined by a visceral aversion to injustice, a deep-seated respect for the citizenry, and an unflinching commitment to the common good. He left the country better than he found it. Alas, the same will not be said of you, Stephen Harper. Or you, Pauline Marois. History will judge you both harshly. But at least you’ll be remembered. The same cannot be said of the police officers who arrested and illegally detained Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine in 1838. Their names have been forgotten, just as the names of the police officers who kettled peaceful protesters during the Maple Spring protests will be forgotten. Bullies with badges don’t get public parks named after them.
—John Faithful Hamer, The Myth of the Fuckbuddy (2017)