August 31, 2020

Trudeau condemns toppling of statue of Canada’s first prime minister

Montreal (AFP) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday condemned the weekend toppling of a statue of Canada’s first prime minister in Montreal by anti-racism activists, saying a focus on improving society today, and not historical wrongs, will best advance the fight for equality.John A. Macdonald was prime minister of Canada for 19 years between 1867 and 1890, and has been applauded by historians for nation building but also criticized for the forced assimilation of indigenous peoples, described in a 2015 commission’s report as “cultural genocide.”His bronze likeness, erected in the downtown…


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