Iconoclasts & revisionists: another school takes down Sir John A. MacDonald's name
National Post: A Leger poll conducted for Postmedia found that a majority of Canadians oppose the trend towards purging memorials to figures with 'questionable' biographies...
'On Wednesday, Ontario’s Peel District School Board voted to rename Sir John A. MacDonald Public School in Brampton to Nibi Emosaawdang Public School. The new name is an Anishinaabe word meaning “water walker,” and is in reference to Josephine Mandamin, a residential school survivor who organized days-long “water walks” around the shores of the Great Lakes to promote water stewardship. She died in 2019.
'School board documents indicate that the name was suggested by an elder with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, after they were approached by school officials for ideas on a new name. “The name lends itself to environmental activism … and centers the themes of reconciliation, equity and social justice which are aligned to the Peel District School board’s commitments to anti-colonialism, anti-racism, anti-oppression,” reads a staff recommendation to trustees.'
The left does not build. Like evil, with which it is well familiar, it can only destroy. Instead of naming things after great persons who build things, such as the man single-handedly responsible for bringing together what is now Canada, we're naming things after nobodies who belong to what we're told is a disparate nation.