These two photos have accompanied this morning's CBC coverage of the removal of the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from Victoria City Hall.
A plaque will be erected to replace the statue. It reads:
We will keep the public informed as the Witness Reconciliation Program unfolds, and as we find a way to recontextualize Macdonald in an appropriate way.
That this act of erasure has been spearheaded by a trained historian makes it all the more Orwellian.
Welcome to the New Victoria, Year Zero.
When the mayor of Victoria, B.C., wrote "I am ashamed to say that I have an undergraduate degree in Canadian history, a master’s in Canadian history and a half-completed PhD in Canadian history," did she mean to indict the historical profession in Canada? Hardly.Read More