SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD STATUE TO COME DOWN OUTSIDE VICTORIA B.C. CITY HALL

Aug 09, 2018

By Jane Brown

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A statue of Sir John A. Macdonald is being removed from the front entrance of the city hall in Victoria B.C.

Mayor Lisa Helps says the decision was made because of the involvement by Canada’s first prime minister in designing the residential school system which removed indigenous children from their families.

Helps says the city does not propose erasing history, but rather taking time to tell that chapter of Canadian history in a thoughtful way.

“History is always being rewritten, history is always being retold and that’s part of the act of removing this statue is the ability to tell a more fulsome role that Sir John A. Macdonald played, both positive and negative, in the history of our country,” Helps explains.

She says the statue will be removed Saturday and stored until the city finds an appropriate way to put Macdonald into the right context.

TORONTO, ONTARIO: Thursday, August 24, 2017 – The Sir John A. MacDonald statue as seen at Queen’s Park Circle at the foot of the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, ON on Thursday August 24, 2017. (Laura Pedersen/National Post)

What do you think about the removal of Sir John A. Macdonald’s statue in Victoria? Have your say on Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer with guest host Jane Brown after Thursday’s noon news.

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