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Symbols of oppression have no place on main street

by Will Loach,

In its current form, without an overt expression of the truth of his legacy, this statue does not contribute to anyone's understanding of Canada's history. Melt it and put it to use as a boat-anchor, or if it's so precious, put it in a museum with a plaque that tells the whole story. There is not much more to be said; a decision by council to leave it as-is would be a disgrace.

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