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Victoria City Hall's statue of Sir John A. MacDonald could be on the move


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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


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 21 June 2021 - 03:11 AM.


 



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