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The controversy around John A. MacDonald’s complicated legacy

Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, has a controversial and complicated legacy. He’s called the father of Confederation, but some say his policies that hurt Indigenous people mean he shouldn’t be honoured with statues and tributes across the country. The National talks to people on both sides of the debate.
Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, has a controversial and complicated legacy. He’s called the father of Confederation, but some say his policies that hurt Indigenous people mean he shouldn’t be honoured with statues and tributes across the country. The National talks to people on both sides of the debate. 10:09