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Halifax cutting ties with anti-indigenous founding father – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2016463 Views

May 06, 2016

History is coming back to haunt the founder of Halifax.

City council will consider a proposal to scrub the name of its controversial founder, Edward Cornwallis, from public commemorations.

Councillor Waye Mason says he will introduce a motion this week to update municipal markers bearing the name of Nova Scotia’s first governor, including a park and a street with Cornwallis’s name.

Mayor Mike Savage says he supports bringing the motion to council for consideration.

The proposal comes in response to campaigns to remove Cornwallis’s name from public places in light of his treatment of indigenous people.

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