Year Zero in Victoria, B.C.

JAM truck - Megan Thomas, CBC.jpg
Erasure - Megan Thomas, CBC.jpg

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.