Don't try to extinguish history - provide a place to engage with the truth

by Stewartm,

Sir John A lived in our city and belonged to it. That does not mean that we condone everything he and his contemporaries did. 

Trying to extinguish history by taking down the statue would not serve the purpose of expanding people's knowledge of the full story, and the pain and suffering caused to Canada's first nations  by one of the Fathers of Confederation. 

There is plenty of space around the statue that can be used to explain all the facets of that early history of this country. It could become a great gathering place for all, and a place to contemplate how imperfect human beings are, but also a place to kindle hope for an improved future together. 

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