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


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#681 spanky123

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Posted 02 May 2022 - 06:59 PM

Probably best to keep it quiet so the Council post October can make a rational decision.

 

I would bet that City staff won't be able to locate it.



#682 On the Level

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Posted 02 May 2022 - 07:57 PM

I would bet that City staff won't be able to locate it.

 

If I was to win the lottery, I would open up a pub downtown called Sir John A. MacDonald's  


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#683 Nparker

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Posted 02 May 2022 - 08:00 PM

If I was to win the lottery, I would open up a pub downtown called Sir John A. MacDonald's  

How about Sir John A's Colonial Cafe


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Posted 02 May 2022 - 08:42 PM

How about Sir John A's Colonial Cafe

 

Start a paper called the "Times Colonist"?


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#685 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 12:57 PM

Before first light at 5 a.m. four years ago, this scribe witnessed a work crew assemble in front of Victoria city hall and spirit away the statue of gin-loving Sir John A. Macdonald. Without doubt our first prime minister and an MP for Victoria had a very mixed historical legacy of nation-­building and was an architect of the residential school system.

But, instead of supporting the city’s important reconciliation efforts with First Nations, the action seriously undermined trust within council and damaged credibility with residents.

The autocratic handling of the decision without adequate ­public consultation was a stunning act of manipulation and failed municipal governance. Despite indications to the contrary, the outgoing council has still not made a decision on what to do with the statue.

https://www.timescol...-govern-5666472

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 August 2022 - 12:58 PM.

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#686 Nparker

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 01:27 PM

...The autocratic handling of the decision without adequate ­public consultation was a stunning act of manipulation and failed municipal governance...

Not unlike almost every other significant decision this council has made.



#687 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 01:29 PM

This council is the worst in over 150 years.
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#688 Nparker

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 01:32 PM

And with the exception of perhaps 2 named candidates, those seeking council positions this fall would have us see 4 more years of the same. The cycle must be broken.


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