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Whose Story is Our History?

Publication: Anthem

“In Victoria, a bronze figure of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, is removed from its high-profile location at City Hall. In Calgary, a bridge named after Hector-Louis Langevin, a Father of Confederation, is renamed Reconciliation Bridge. In Halifax, a statue of city founder Edward Cornwallis is packed into a box and moved to an industrial yard. Does removing these monuments, made in the spirit of reconciliation, mean Canada’s history is being erased? Or are we recognizing that there’s more to our nation’s story — our history — than a one-dimensional view of our past?”




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