Edward Cornwallis naming motion narrowly defeated at Halifax council – CBC

Edward Cornwallis naming motion narrowly defeated at Halifax council – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2016173 Views

May 10, 2016

Coun. Waye Mason disappointed  with close vote, predicts Cornwallis debate will return

The name Edward Cornwallis — the controversial founder of Halifax — will remain on municipal properties after the regional council defeated a motion on Tuesday night that would have had experts and the public weigh in on the issue.

Cornwallis, a governor of Nova Scotia, was a British military officer who founded Halifax in 1749. He issued the so-called scalping proclamation the same year, in which he offered a cash bounty to anyone who killed a Mi’kmaq person.

Council debated for more than an hour on the issue, before voting 8-7 to defeat the motion.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/edward-cornwallis-motion-defeated-halifax-council-1.3576207

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