Toppled John A. Macdonald statue shouldn’t be put back in Montreal square, committee advises – CBC

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Toppled John A. Macdonald statue shouldn’t be put back in Montreal square, committee advises – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 202212 Views

Bronze statue was pulled to ground by protesters in 2020

Nov 21, 2022

More than two years after it was knocked from its lofty perch by protesters, a statue of John A. Macdonald is unlikely to be restored after a city of Montreal committee advised against it.

The statue was pulled to the ground in August 2020 by a small group of protesters at the end of a demonstration calling for the defunding of Montreal police.

The force of the fall separated the statue’s head from its body.

An ad hoc committee was asked to make recommendations about what to do next with the bronze statue. On Monday, it released its preliminary assessment.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/committee-john-a-macdonald-statue-1.6658969

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