Statue of Halifax founder who called for scalps of Mi'kmaq could be removed from park
It's time for the statue to go.- Daniel Paul, Mi'kmaq elder and historian
What's in a name? The contentious statue of Edward Cornwallis isn't the only public wrangling over Canadian names.
Here's a look at other contested sites:
In September, the Quebec Toponymy Commission ordered name changes for 11 sites in the province that contained the N-word, after a successful petition to get the names removed.
The commission recognized six place names that included the N-word in English and five with the word nègre.
Calgary's Langevin Bridge
Some people in Calgary started a petition to change the name of the city's Langevin Bridge. Hector-Louis Langevin, one of the founding Fathers of Confederation, played a key role in creating the residential school system.
Duncan Campbell Scott's revised plaque
In November, a new plaque was unveiled near the grave of Duncan Campbell Scott, acknowledging his career as renowned poet and public servant — and his role in creating Canada's residential school system.
22 life-size statues of Canadian PMs
A controversial proposal to install 22 life-size statues of Canada's prime ministers found a home on Wilfrid Laurier University's Waterloo campus, but a petition's fighting the move.
Community members say the statues may alienate members of First Nations and other minority groups.
Critics point to John A. Macdonald, who, as Indian affairs minister, played key roles in building the Indian Act and the residential school system.