A group called the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism (SCAR) wants to take away a statue of Canada’s Founding Father John A. Macdonald.
They’re demanding that Regina City Hall remove the statue.
The group has been making extreme statements, including saying Regina “is built literally on white supremacy,” and they consider the statue to be part of that.
Obviously, that’s an absurd statement, and it wrecks whatever credibility that group may have had.
Even worse, Chris Kortright of SCAR compared the John A. Macdonald statue to statues of Confederate generals from the U.S. Civil War.
As I’ve said before, all Canadians need to push back against this dangerous and growing movement to wipe out Canada’s history.
John A. Macdonald was integral to the founding of our great nation. And while the bad things he did must be discussed openly and included in history, wiping out his memory and removing statues of him is not the answer.
Additionally, removing John A. Macdonald isn’t where it will stop. Very few famous Canadians hold up by today’s standards. For example, Tommy Douglas was a big supporter of eugenics, and Pierre Trudeau helped write a government White Paper from 1969 that is seen as racist by many people.
So, we would have to eliminate the historical memory of almost every prominent Canadian in order to meet today’s standards of political correctness, and that would be a very bad idea.
Canada’s history – both the good and the bad – must be protected.