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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:37 pm

Title: Renaming Will Not Lead To Reconciliation
Written By: JaredMilne
Date: Thursday, March 24 at 18:36
Several years ago, the St. Albert Gazette ran a letter from a resident who said that the statue of Father Albert Lacombe erected outside the St. Albert Catholic Parish Church should be taken down. He argued that it represented a colonial past when St. Albert was a �staunch, white Catholic bastion�, and that it was insensitive to the Aboriginal peoples and other minorities who lived and still live in St. Albert. I replied that St. Albert was never a white bastion to begin with, as it was founded by Father Lacombe and 20 Metis Aboriginal families.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:38 pm

A Calgary Herald article discussing the move to rename the Langevin bridge and school: ... -histories

A National Post article on the removal of the statues of the Prime Ministers from the Wilfrid Laurier University grounds: ... university

"Nations were now formed by the agglomeration of communities having kindred interests and sympathies...It was a benefit rather than otherwise that we had a diversity of races."-Sir George Etienne Cartier, February 7, 1865

"I am a Canadian. Canada is the inspiration of my life. I have had before me as a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day a policy of true Canadianism, of moderation, of conciliation."-Sir Wilfrid Laurier, 1911.

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