As a reaction to the movements in the United States to remove statues of controversial figures of history, Sir John A MacDonald, our first Prime Minister, has found himself on a similar wanted list.  Just as the United States has done with figures of their history, Canada has plastered MacDonald’s name across buildings, schools, and various other facilities across the country. In MacDonald’s case, the fuel for the fire is his connection and creation of the Indian Act, and the resulting cultural genocide on the native population.  Many have already asked or are beginning to ask, should John A’s memorial statues be taken down, his name ripped from the title of countless buildings across Canada?

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