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CHARBONNEAU – Schools aren’t enough – Burn all books about Sir John A.

Sir John A.

THE ELEMENTARY Teachers’ Federation of Ontario doesn’t go far enough when they recommend the removal of former Prime Minister John A. Macdonald’s name from schools because of his role in the “genocide against Indigenous people.”

Macdonald established reserves in order to clear Indigenous people from the land to make way for the railway. He rationed food on reserves that led to malnutrition, disease, and the deaths of thousands.

He should be erased. Statues and monuments should be torn down. His image on our ten dollar bill should be removed. All traces of his memory should be expunged.

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David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.

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1 Comment on CHARBONNEAU – Schools aren’t enough – Burn all books about Sir John A.

  1. We have self righteously pointed our fingers at all the killing of indigenous people by the Americans over the years, while our historians forgot to remind us our technique was starvation and spreading disease.

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