On August 9th Mayor Lisa Helps and her cronies on Victoria City Council announced they would tear down a statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir. John A. Macdonald, without public consultation and without public debate.
Just 48 hours later, the statue was gone.
Is this really what political correctness has come to? Expunging our history? Erasing our past? Toppling a monument to the Father of our Confederation, who united us, built our country, and delivered on the audacious promise of a national railway?
This action, and the undemocratic way in which it was carried out, was wrong.
We, the undersigned, call on the City of Victoria to respect the overwhelming desire of taxpayers and immediately return the statue to its home outside City Hall or, alternatively, move it to an even more prominent location in the heart of our downtown.