January 13, 2018

Expunging Sir John A. from sign makes pub a “safe space”

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

A building in Kingston where Sir John A. Macdonald operated his law practice from 1849 to 1860, was converted into a pub known as Sir John’s Public House.

After management received complaints from members of the Indigenous community due to Macdonald’s ties to the residential school system, owner Paul Fortier, raced to get new signage.

In a masterstroke of vapidity, the pub is now simply known as “The Public House”.

Fortier told the National Post that some customers and native organizations in the area said they could no longer do business with them and that the pub was no longer a safe place for them.

Someone of drinking age felt “unsafe” going into a building named Sir John?

What’s really at play here is yet another case of historical revisionism run amok. The residential schools were a mistake for the most part, but there was so much more to Sir John A. Macdonald than that.

And how does erasing history make the events of yesteryear any better? How does new signage fix anything?

And where do we go from here? Does McDonald’s Corp. need to change the name of its Golden Arches restaurants in Canada?

Sure, it isn’t spelled the same but we wouldn’t want to have anyone mistakenly triggered.

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commented 2018-01-15 03:31:52 -0500
Anybody with a genuine interest in history might want to re-examine what “reality” prevailed and what was “torn down and buried” in the Soviet years.. Hello Yannie Znaiev and all your troll incarnations since then…. The Road of Bones to Magadan puts a lie to your each and every word…
commented 2018-01-14 20:53:10 -0500
I’m surprised they aren’t demanding the building be torn down. Maybe they still might. Statues, buildings – they’re never satisfied. Everything must go. History must be erased so it can be rewritten, by them. I don’t think I ever heard of them being too triggered accept money.
commented 2018-01-14 20:27:43 -0500
Greg McKinnon, PJW classic! LoL
commented 2018-01-14 04:52:23 -0500
And ditto for the lodge poles of their longhouses… Or is that just a bit “too much” of history for Sir John A. Macdonald protestors to handle?… Or how about launching their whale boats over the bodies of crushed slaves?… Hey!.. Are we talking REAL history now or what??…
commented 2018-01-14 00:57:24 -0500
And in the interests of “history”, when are all those historical totem poles in B.C. going to be dug up since every one of them was traditionally “planted” atop a slave body sacrifice???
commented 2018-01-14 00:53:46 -0500
Indeed Ron Voss.. When is somebody with some “balls” going to tell the “red brother snowflakes” to go take a hike to the nearest " Justin canoe shed"?…
commented 2018-01-13 23:11:59 -0500
When are businesses in such situations going to tell the left to take a hike?
commented 2018-01-13 22:09:20 -0500
Susan, so often we hear of white politically correct liberals who decide for another group that offense “should” be taken…then comes the outrage and demands to change something that really doesn’t have an impact on the group they claim it upset!
commented 2018-01-13 20:33:21 -0500
Tammie, I wonder if they ever did. Customers are not usually the problem. It’s often those outside who create the problem.
commented 2018-01-13 19:07:46 -0500
Now that the “offended” people feel safe, chances are they will not frequent Fortier’s Public House!
commented 2018-01-13 17:50:05 -0500
If these whiny, activist Indians feel triggered and unsafe slurping up the suds in Sir John’s Public House, because it was named for our first Prime Minister, because the building used to house Sir John’s law office, then maybe the whiny, activist Indians should go to another pub, or move back to their ancestral lands…in Asia!
As for the pub owner caving in to this ridiculous, fascistic lefty/progressive BS…you’re half the problem you beta-male, milquetoast, pussy!
Oh Canada!
commented 2018-01-13 17:21:58 -0500
I worked with many natives on the pipeline , lots of them were honest and hard working and wanted self determination, they usually had to leave the reserve to do that though. And many feel the same about all the whining and victimhood.
commented 2018-01-13 17:21:55 -0500
I worked with many natives on the pipeline , lots of them were honest and hard working and wanted self determination, they usually had to leave the reserve to do that though. And many feel the same about all the whining and victimhood.
commented 2018-01-13 17:21:54 -0500
I worked with many natives on the pipeline , lots of them were honest and hard working and wanted self determination, they usually had to leave the reserve to do that though. And many feel the same about all the whining and victimhood.
commented 2018-01-13 17:20:18 -0500
Mark Goddard these days your comment is Blasphemy. Well said.
commented 2018-01-13 17:17:08 -0500
Disgusting. The word “indigenous” should also not be used to describe people especially people who are not really"indigenous" to north America but were immigrants themselves. The word indigenous is used to describe plants and animals and now they are using it as a political statement. In reality all Canadians born here are indigenous if you want to look at it that way. We also have to look at what was happening in the world when the residential schools were started and the mindset of people back then, Advances in education and the arts and sciences have made us more enlightened and the world is not such a hostile and desperate place as it was back then. They did not even have electricity when Sir John A. was in charge. He came from Scotland where there had been wars with England in the past. These Europeans looked at native peoples as uncivilized, not understanding their culture and language and then of course there was the churches and missionaries who wanted to spread the gospel. At the very same time there were wars and conflicts in other parts of the world too. I do believe that the people back then were well meaning and wanted to “rescue” the children somehow and give them a hand up with a good education. The history of the world is written in war and conquest and human migration and to think north America was immune to this is naive. Nobody really owns the land just like nobody owns the air and water. We all are just passing quickly through. We all need to unite as one. This bickering and divisiveness is destroying us. The left is particularly hostile and disagreeable and belligerent and self righteous. They are saboteurs.
commented 2018-01-13 17:08:33 -0500
Disgusting. The word “indigenous” should also not be used to describe people especially people who are not really"indigenous" to north America but were immigrants themselves. The word indigenous is used to describe plants and animals and now they are using it as a political statement. In reality all Canadians born here are indigenous if you want to look at it that way. We also have to look at what was happening in the world when the residential schools were started and the mindset of people back then, Advances in education and the arts and sciences have made us more enlightened and the world is not such a hostile and desperate place as it was back then. They did not even have electricity when Sir John A. was in charge. He came from Scotland where there had been wars with England in the past. These Europeans looked at native peoples as uncivilized, not understanding their culture and language and then of course there was the churches and missionaries who wanted to spread the gospel. At the very same time there were wars and conflicts in other parts of the world too. I do believe that the people back then were well meaning and wanted to “rescue” the children somehow and give them a hand up with a good education. The history of the world is written in war and conquest and human migration and to think north America was immune to this is naive. Nobody really owns the land just like nobody owns the air and water. We all are just passing quickly through. We all need to unite as one. This bickering and divisiveness is destroying us. The left is particularly hostile and disagreeable and belligerent and self righteous. They are saboteurs.
commented 2018-01-13 17:05:05 -0500
Bravo Zulu i can imagine how we are looked upon by others these days. We may as well just put up a big sign at the border saying “Invade Freely”
commented 2018-01-13 17:03:00 -0500
OOOPS- because someone with a Che shirt feels unsafe.
commented 2018-01-13 17:02:03 -0500
Yeah get rid of Sir John so someone with a Che shirt feels unsafe.
commented 2018-01-13 16:45:34 -0500
MUTA WEEN I agree with you – delete all things called Trudeau.
Whenever I hear that name I fear for my future, I feel unsafe, and with the name Trudeau as the PM of Canada, there is no safe place for me to go anywhere in the country. I will continue to feel this way until the name or better yet the person wearing that name of Trudeau, is completely expunged from Canada.
Wipe him out, erase him and everything about him and that name that causes me so much anguish. Only then will I feel safe for and in Canada.
commented 2018-01-13 16:05:40 -0500
The perpetually offended trolling for another victim, hoping to make someone’s life as miserable as their own. How about putting up a warning sign to let the village idiots know that if they are triggered, to move it on down to Trudeau’s place, because you don’t want their business. I would bet that the professional whiners, have never set foot in Sir John’s Public House.
commented 2018-01-13 16:00:45 -0500
What a simple solution to solvent addictions by Indians. Legislate that all solvents must have Mcdonald’s name or picture on the label. Bingo…no more substance abuse on reserves, which means no more violence as well, because the Indians would not use solvents due to being triggered. Who would have thought the solution to be this simple. Hopefully Bennett is working on implementation.
commented 2018-01-13 16:00:26 -0500
What a simple solution to solvent addictions by Indians. Legislate that all solvents must have Mcdonald’s name or picture on the label. Bingo…no more substance abuse on reserves, which means no more violence as well, because the Indians would not use solvents due to being triggered. Who would have thought the solution to be this simple. Hopefully Bennett is working on implementation.
commented 2018-01-13 16:00:15 -0500
What a simple solution to solvent addictions by Indians. Legislate that all solvents must have Mcdonald’s name or picture on the label. Bingo…no more substance abuse on reserves, which means no more violence as well, because the Indians would not use solvents due to being triggered. Who would have thought the solution to be this simple. Hopefully Bennett is working on implementation.
commented 2018-01-13 15:55:57 -0500
MUTA WEEN commented 2018-01-13 14:25:22 -0500 Thank You I Agree.

You know, Pierre Elliott Trudeau use to ride around Montreal during the second world war protesting the war. Well at least until Germany attacked Soviet Union then read below.

David Frum: The disastrous legacy of Pierre Trudeau | National Post
nationalpost.com/full-comment/david-frum-the-disastrous-legacy-of-pierre-trudeau/
Mar 23, 2011 – Pierre Trudeau opted not to serve in World War II, although of age and in good health. He traveled to Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union to participate in regime-sponsored propaganda activities. He wrote in praise of Mao’s murderous regime in China. Trudeau lavishly admired Fidel Castro, Julius Nyere, and other …
Now you know like father like son.
commented 2018-01-13 15:49:14 -0500
This is getting very boring. Any one or 2 people complain and they can change names of businesses, have people fired from their jobs, shut down events, and so on. It seems that we are surrounded by stupidity and non-stop complaints. The lowest denominator is sure to win in Canada, the republic of cuckkistan. No wonder a shithead like Trudo is elected and able to destroy the country. Even a leftist on Tucker last week mentioned that they should have a wall with Canada instead because of what’s happening there, referring to the immigrants being brought in which are much more dangerous than the ones coming in from Mexico. But the cucks in Cancuckistan worry about Sir John’s name on a pub.