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Halifax’s public art policies surprise Cornwallis task force – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2019142 Views

If a piece of art is removed it can be sold, donated or destroyed, task force hears

May 14, 2019

The municipal task force set up to decide what to do about Halifax’s controversial Cornwallis statue got a primer Monday night on the city’s current policies on public art and the naming of parks and streets.

One of the four presentations from Halifax regional staff included an overview of the rules for Cornwallis Park, the downtown green space that had featured the statue of city founder Edward Cornwallis until it was removed in 2018 and put in storage.

Monica MacDonald, a co-chair of the task force, was taken aback by the fact the first public art policies were put in place 11 years ago.

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