Survey finds split on what should be done with Charlottetown’s John A. Macdonald statue – CBC

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Survey finds split on what should be done with Charlottetown’s John A. Macdonald statue – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 202025 Views

52% of respondents identifying as Indigenous said they want the statue removed

Sep 17, 2020

A survey by the Native Council of P.E.I. has found a split of opinion among people identifying as Indigenous about what they feel should be done with a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in downtown Charlottetown.

The statue was placed to mark Macdonald’s role as a Father of Confederation during the 1864 Charlottetown Conference; he later became Canada’s first prime minister. In recent months it has become a subject of controversy because of his part in creating the Indian Act and the country’s residential school system.

At least twice, the Charlottetown statue has been the target of vandals.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-john-a-macdonald-statue-native-council-survey-1.5727632

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