We can’t ignore the good and bad parts of our history’: Halifax to debate scrubbing Cornwallis name – National Post

We can’t ignore the good and bad parts of our history’: Halifax to debate scrubbing Cornwallis name – National Post

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2016189 Views

May 9, 2016

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he expects an upcoming Halifax council debate about whether municipal landmarks should bear Edward Cornwallis‘s name to have wider implications.

“I’m sure people will be watching,” McNeil told reporters at legislature Friday. “I don’t think we can eliminate our history — good or bad. The reality of it is, we need to be sensitive at times.”

Halifax councillor Waye Mason plans to introduce a motion as soon as this week that would re-assess “commemorations” of Cornwallis, Nova Scotia’s first governor and namesake for a street, park and statue in the city.

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