Jason Kenney asks Montreal to send toppled Sir John A. Macdonald statue to Alberta
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EDMONTON — A more than century-old statue of Canada’s first prime minister was pulled down and damaged in Montreal on Saturday, and the vandalism caught the eye of Alberta’s premier. Protesters demanding defunding of police toppled the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, which was also decapitated from the fall. The statue was busted into pieces and then spray-painted. No arrests were made, and police said the protesters were mostly peaceful. Macdonald statues have been damaged or defaced across the country, as people draw attention to mistreatment of Indigenous and other marginalized peoples in the 19th century.