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#621 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 07:44 AM

On Monday evening, Charlottetown city council voted to remove a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister, from a downtown corner. By 7 a.m. Tuesday, it was gone.

 

Council voted unanimously to remove the statue just weeks after voting to accept recommendations from local First Nations people for changes to it.

 

The statue became the subject of controversy about a year ago because of Macdonald's involvement in setting up the residential school system. That controversy rose to a new level of horror last weekend, following the discovery of an estimated 215 children at an unmarked burial site on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...moved-1.6048245


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Posted 18 June 2021 - 04:19 AM

The statue of Sir John A. Macdonald that stands in a park near downtown Kingston, Ont., will come down — at least temporarily. 

 

Kingston city council voted 12-1 after a long meeting Wednesday evening to move the statue of Canada's first prime minister from City Park to nearby Cataraqui Cemetery, where the Father of Confederation is buried.

 

"I don't know that I've ever encountered an issue where the two sides are so far apart," Mayor Bryan Paterson said at the virtual meeting. 

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...etery-1.6068857


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Posted 21 June 2021 - 03:09 AM

The statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in downtown Hamilton has been covered in fabric from head to toe and wrapped tightly with a red rope.

 

Shrouding the statue was done during a gathering held at Gore Park on Sunday, as Indigenous community members shared their frustration with the pace at which the city is responding to requests that it be removed.

 

"For Indigenous folks that have to walk by him every day, I think their lives are more valuable than a hunk of metal," said Jordan Carrier, a Plains Cree woman and Hamilton resident who helped organize the event.

 

"In light of the recent events, we're over waiting for the city to take their time to do these things. We want action," she said, pointing to preliminary results from a survey of the grounds at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, which indicate the remains of more than 200 children could be buried at the site.

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...enous-1.6073166


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Posted 14 August 2021 - 12:51 PM

A statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was toppled in a downtown Hamilton park on Saturday after hundreds of people attended a rally and march calling for its removal.

 

The Hamilton Indigenous Unity rally, organized by members of the local Indigenous community, took place on the front steps of city hall in front of the Hamilton sign.

 

Organizers said the purpose of the rally was to show opposition to a July 8 council decision to keep the statue of Canada's first prime minister in Gore Park, which is located on King Street East near James Street South. Council voted 12-3 not to remove the statue.

 

After the rally, demonstrators marched to Gore Park, where a rope was tied around the neck of the statue and pulled. The statue then fell to the ground.

 

In a letter issued before the rally, organizers said the council's decision was "deeply disturbing" to Indigenous people.

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ilton-1.6141279


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#625 Nparker

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Posted 14 August 2021 - 01:05 PM

#itsnotreconcilliationitsvengeance



#626 spanky123

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Posted 14 August 2021 - 01:30 PM

#somuchfordemocracy


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#627 rjag

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Posted 14 August 2021 - 01:42 PM

Mob rule....if democracy doesnt work.... seems like a stable way of life. Anyone care to guess which part of the political spectrum these rocket scientists lean towards?  :whyme:


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Posted 08 September 2021 - 05:23 PM

Workers have removed Virginia’s biggest statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its towering stone base and cut it into two pieces, ending the monument’s 131-year reign embodying this city’s mythology as the former capital of the Confederacy.


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look I really don’t care if they removed the statue. but what other reforms or good works has that mob done to actually help?

I’m all in favour of Canada removing Geddy A. Lee statues in solidarity.

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#629 mbjj

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Posted 08 September 2021 - 06:23 PM

They should have left the horse, Traveller. He did nothing wrong. 


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#630 LJ

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Posted 08 September 2021 - 07:13 PM

I'm in favour of Canada removing the PET statues.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

 



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