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Champlain latest figure to come under scrutiny –

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 202380 Views

‘I am hopeful that in the future, the story of Champlain is more inclusive and includes the version told by the people whose lives he changed forever, the First Nations of this land’

The bronze monument of explorer Samuel de Champlain will not be returning to Couchiching Beach Park any time soon.

Today, Parks Canada announced — for a second time — that the decision has been deferred.

“In consultation with the Huron-Wendat Nation, Rama First Nation and the City of Orillia, as part of the working group established to determine the future of the monument, the reinstallation of the monument has been deferred,” notes the short statement from Parks Canada.

Parks Canada was asked to clarify if there was a timeline associated with the deferral, but they did not provide a response in time for publication of this article.

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