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John A. Macdonald statue 'painful reminder' of colonialism: Victoria, B.C. mayor

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Wednesday, 8 August 2018 ()

A statue of former prime minister John A. Macdonald will be removed from the front entrance of Victoria City Hall as a gesture of reconciliation with First Nations, says the city's Mayor Lisa Helps.
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News video: ‘Can’t erase history’ by tearing down statues: McKenna

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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says removing statues is not the way to reconcile bad moments in Canadian history. Victoria has taken down a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, who had a role in establishing residential schools.

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