Why statues of Sir John A. Macdonald are targets of protests

Why statues of Sir John A. Macdonald are targets of protests

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by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2020133 Views

Credit:CBC News

A statue of Canada’s first prime minister was toppled to the ground in Montreal on Saturday by demonstrators calling for the police to be defunded. Melanie Newton, an associate professor of history at the University of Toronto, says Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in the cultural genocide against Indigenous people makes statues of him a target.

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