What we lose by tearing down Sir John A.’s statue

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Discussion posted by: MyView1872

We need voices such as Richard Gwyn’s more than ever now. But Richard, one of Canada’s most prolific authors, columnists, and historians, died earlier this month. So I cannot reach out to him to find out what he thinks of what transpired in Montreal this past weekend. In case you missed it, a group of protesters, aiming to bring attention to their calls for racial and social justice, lassoed a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald at Place du Canada — a location that symbolizes our shared hopes for a united country — pulled it off its pedestal, and, in the process, beheaded it.