Justin Trudeau depicted activists’ overturning of a sculpture of Canada’s first PM as “vandalism.” Montreal nonconformists pulled down the sculpture of Sir John A. Macdonald at the end of the week. Macdonald’s strategies are connected to the passings of Indigenous individuals in Canada from 1860 to 1890 when he was in office. The sculpture was created quite a while later.
Trudeau said he comprehends Canadians’ restlessness and disappointment with segregation however that it ought to be dependent upon local governments to choose whether or not to memorialize dubious chronicled figures. “We are a country of laws and we are a country that needs to respect those laws, even as we seek to improve and change them, and those kind of acts of vandalism are not advancing the path towards greater justice and equality in this country,” Trudeau said.