You’ve seen this story, right? "Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario calls on districts to rename John A. Macdonald schools”
It’s styled as anti-racism, because Macdonald supported the idea of residential schools to assimilate Indian children.
I know a residential school graduate. He’s a lawyer, and told me that he owes all of his success to residential schools.
I’m sure there are many horror stories too, but the object of those schools was to integrate Aboriginal kids into the mainstream. Should those children have been treated as cultural curiosities instead, denied the benefits from and access to our culture?
And if you’re angry about residential schools, are you also against the Indian Act? It literally treats Indians as second-class citizens, denying them the rights to even have their own last will and testament. If you’re against the former but not the latter, you might be a hypocrite.
Note that the target chosen here, John A. Macdonald, was a Conservative prime minister — not a liberal or a leftist.
What about Tommy Douglas, father of the NDP, spiritual leader to so many Canadian leftists. He wanted gays to see psychiatrists and the poor to be sterlized. Should we tear down his statues and re-name schools too?
As usual, this is just our leftist activists and media copying American ones, after what happened in Charlottesville.
That attempt to rewrite and erase history is literally fake news. We never had slavery in Canada.
Well, that’s not entirely true. There actually was an important slave trade in Canada.
An Aboriginal slave trade…
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