City wants your input on future of John A MacDonald statue

It will be up to you to determine what happens to a statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister that is standing in Victoria Park.

The City of Regina says it wants public feedback on the statue and what should be done with it and has added a plaque at the statue’s base indicating this.

A sign from the city has been placed on the statue which acknowledges the “harmful legacy” of MacDonald and that they want advice from indigenous elders, artists, community members and other cultural groups as to whether or not the statue should be removed.

Some would like the statue to be removed because MacDonald is considered the architect of Canada’s residential school system and that the statue sends the wrong message.

Mayor Fougere has said he would like to see the statue remain, but he is in favour of adding a plaque to it citing that while MacDonald has a place in Canadian history, he did some things that people should know about.

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