March 06, 2018

UPDATE: “Death threats” or “reconciliation”? Sir John A. pub owner explains name change

David MenziesMission Specialist


Sir John A’s Public House in Kingston, Ontario, is now known as The Public House.

The reason? Apparently, the mere sight of our first prime minister’s name on a sign might “trigger” certain revisionist-history social justice warriors who now have an axe to grind with Sir John.

Watch as pub owner Paul Fortier provides some background and explains why he acquiesced in the end.

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commented 2018-03-17 22:00:51 -0400
Italian food should be banned because it offends little old me, right? After all, the Romans conquered my ancestors so Italian food triggers bad feelings in my poor, pathetic soul. That’s how stupid this whole reconciliation thing is. And before you accuse me of racism, I was exiled 500 miles from home for months at a stretch to a residential school for disabled students in Vancouver for six painful years. True it wasn’t as bad as native schools but it was still a hardship.
commented 2018-03-08 07:22:53 -0500
There certainly is a different set of rules for the socialist SJWs when they can utter death threats and not be charged. The police do nothing. I though uttering death threats was illegal, but apparently not for them.
commented 2018-03-07 14:46:15 -0500
I wouldn’t have changed jack shi7. NEVER cave to SJWs, NEVER apologise! It’s like throwing chum in the water, the cultmarx swarm and attack even harder.
commented 2018-03-07 12:53:27 -0500
It just boggles my mind why sane people continue to cave when a limp wristed Lieberal has a brain fart.

Stop caving into these fools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2018-03-07 11:57:47 -0500
Standard practice for SJW thugs. Scream racism, sexism, whateverism in order to erase history so they can revise it to suit their narrative. If they can actually get some token visible minority member to give them legitimacy, all the better but it won’t stop them if they can’t find one. I have sympathy for business owners who are targeted by this nonsense.
commented 2018-03-07 10:37:38 -0500
Kingston, thanks to Queen’s University, is over run with “revisionist-history social justice warriors” who take it upon themselves, in all their ‘woke’ glory, to try to mould the world to fit what their socialist professors have taught them is the ideal state of humanity. Walk through Kingston and you can see these little twerps riding their bicycles through red lights or down the sidewalks, crossing streets with no regard for the traffic lights, speaking loudly and importantly in a restaurant on a phone that their parents provided.

I can understand why this guy changed the name of his bar, because in that location, students spending their parents money are his major demographic. And we all know how the latest infraction against ‘social justice’ can become an instant ‘cause celebre’ with these deep thinkers. It was probably a case of change the name or suffer the organized protests of these SJW’s as they campaign for the right to freedom of choice while denying the less ‘woke’ their right to choose the Former Sir John A’s.

The truth is that these brave warriors for all things socialist are becoming something of a joke in Kingston as the locals look on and laugh. Better to laugh, than cry over what has happened to one of the nation’s preeminent universities at the hands of runaway socialists.
commented 2018-03-07 03:43:05 -0500

I find it funny that Terri-Lynn Brennan should be so concerned about the name of a drinking establishment.

She should start by changing her name back her tribal name of “Princess Five Dogs” as this would allow her to continue to receive all the benefits she is entitled to under the Indian treaties.

Her tribal name of Five Dogs is earned from the fact that she bitches, bitches, bitches, bitches, bitches.
commented 2018-03-07 01:01:25 -0500
There is a few details missing from this report. This effort was not organized by Idle No More. It was spearheaded by Terri-Lynn Brennan, CEO of Wolfe Island-based Inclusive Voices. Brennan is an indigenous woman and worked with the city of Kingston on outreach projects with Indigenous communities.

I don’t fault Fortier for his decision. This is nothing more than sjw effort to demonize MacDonald using todays standards on the residential school system 150 years ago. Did MacDonald say the indigenous were savages – Maybe. Maybe they were savages 150 years ago. Did the indigenous have a school system – No. Did the indigenous parents want to teach their own children – No. Were the indigenous parents capable of looking after their own children – Questionable. So because the people running the residential school system failed the children Sir John A is responsible and a racist. I don’t buy it.

Brennan is the source of this issue and she is a very happy indigenous social justice warrior. What irks me is that she lives in my home town of Wolfe Island and I bet she has a big smile on her face because of this victory. The city of Kingston is in the process of becoming a sanctuary city so they better get ready to make more changes, maybe even their history. As for Wolfe Island, they already have enough problems with 85 wind turbines courtesy of Kathy Wynne. These monsters are huge, a blight on the landscape, and have divided many people who once were friends. Just google the bird and bat deaths in an environmentally sensitive area of Big Sandy Bay which is a proven area for bird migration, not to mention negatively affecting real estate prices. Just google Edward Kenney who fought these turbines from day one. Amherst Island is going through the same thing with wind turbines. I hope Brennan doesn’t find out Wolfe Island also has indian burial grounds as she will probably throw a fit and kick up a big fuss over that. The whole region is sinking into liberal retardation and I will be visiting this summer to see it first hand.
commented 2018-03-07 00:20:05 -0500
Appeasement never works. The SJW’s will be back to demand the removal of every trace of Sir John A., Canada’s founding PM, and the owner will again have to either cave to them or not, so it would have been better to take a stand at the outset and tell them that if they didn’t like the name, they needn’t quaff their suds there, and oh by the way, none of them was worthy to tie the shoelaces of the great man whose name they despise.
commented 2018-03-06 21:47:02 -0500
Those that are critical, are never going to pass through your doors, so I wouldn’t worry about appeasing anybody. Sit down, have a beer and enjoy the history. Because if they feel so strongly about John A. , then they should start wiping out things where Pierre Trudeau’s name is used, like Airports. Because as we know, he was a Wife Beater.
commented 2018-03-06 19:50:28 -0500
I commented on this when it happened. The pub’s doormat should read: “we welcome you wiping your feet on us”.
I trust the death threats were investigated by the police and it was well publicized that future opposition and threats will have zero tolerance. Didn’t happen!
commented 2018-03-06 19:21:42 -0500
I’ve said this before. You caved John. It is just a matter of time till you are run out of business by the fringe. You are a Soy-Boy. Do us a favor and scurry off to your safe space.
Perhaps you are a genius and setting yourself up for a Liberal Senate appointment.
commented 2018-03-06 17:28:20 -0500
The truth was erased, the erasure forgotten, the lie became the truth. The Liberal lie.
commented 2018-03-06 17:26:06 -0500
What can you Do?
Determine where the sjw’s hang out and boycot their places of business. First place would be the Liberal snowflake clubs.
commented 2018-03-06 16:34:24 -0500
Give an inch and they will take a mile.
commented 2018-03-06 16:16:20 -0500
Never appear weak to bullies. They will return to ensure every trace of Sir John is removed too.
commented 2018-03-06 15:54:03 -0500
If I went to the Black Hills and saw “Crazy Horse Pub,” would I turn around and leave because I’m white? How about a place called “Geronimo’s Tavern” in Arizona? Not bloody likely.
Those who cave in today to the bizarre, hysterical demands of social justice crusaders should not be surprised a couple of years from now when they look around their premises and see a lot of empty tables and a couple of social justice crusaders nursing one beer and mooching free Wi-Fi for hours on end.
commented 2018-03-06 15:52:25 -0500
Appeasement for the perpetually offended doesn’t work. These same activists will later insist he remove the plaque, the bust, and the painting.
commented 2018-03-06 15:33:30 -0500
Another cave monkey.
commented 2018-03-06 15:27:46 -0500
Was that a portrait of John A. above the fireplace? Yep. I doubt that the protesting SJW vegans even frequent the pub. While the owner is a John A-phile, sadly, he capitulated to bullying by the SJWs.