‘Offensive and disgraceful’: Protesters cheer as City of Halifax shrouds Cornwallis statue

Municipal crews draped a black cloth over a statue of Edward Cornwallis in a downtown Halifax park Saturday as protesters gathered with a plan to remove the statue.

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  • Exile1981

    The city put together a committee of lefties to decide what to do about monuments, streets etc named after Cornwallis……

    Sorry city but agreeing to form the committee made it a done deal, you will have to change it all to things picked by the loudest most unstable voice in the crowd. Then they will pick another founder they want to destroy and start the process all over again.

    This isn’t about people who have ” felt oppressed and who felt they were voiceless”, this is about a violent fringe that want’s to destroy society so they can remake it into a dictatorship using natives to undermine society and re-write history.

    • Bla Bla

      They need to be stopped.

      Of course the cowards in city hall would not stand up to this stupidity, it might affect their chances of reelection, and nothing else matters to these unskilled and useless politicians.

  • BillyHW

    It’s a good thing Indians don’t have any real problems.

    • Exile1981

      Like Meth? Seriously I was talking to an RCMP officer and the reserve nearest me has a serious Meth issue. The RCMP said they are seeing hundreds of meth users and say that is partly why the violence on the reservation has increased so much this year.

      • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

        Come to Vancouver, we got thousands

        • Exile1981

          They have somewhere between 7 and 10%.

  • simus1

    An obvious bit of leftist street theatre by the usual suspects with the full knowledge that the fix was already in courtesy of the local official and unofficial vote whores.

  • Maxsteele

    Let a failed and almost extinct society tell our amazing culture what to do. How is this statue offensive to people 400 years after the fact….get a life. Most of the whiners do not even have 0.0001% native.

    • Clausewitz

      Most of the whiners probably never heard of the name Cornwallis prior to this escape. Resistance is noting more than fools trying to act “cool” when they haven’t a clue.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Spotted at Calgary Stampede

    https://i.redd.it/bhf6naya5v9z.jpg

    • Bla Bla

      Cultural appropriation! Quick! Call the police!

      • Tooth&Claw

        Ugh!

    • Exile1981

      I avoid stampede. usually i book holidays so i don’t have to be in the city.

    • simus1

      Back in the day, many “real Indians” worked as ranch or farm hands full or part time and dressed accordingly. As a puzzled newly arrived guy from New Brunswick once remarked, “Alberta is a crazy place. Even the Indians think they are cowboys.” As a matter of fact they were.

  • Martin B

    At times like these I wish Cornwallis had scalped every last Mi’kmaq.

  • andycanuck

    It’s odd that I haven’t heard any newscasts mention that the bounty was during a war and the Micmacs were killing and scalping British civilian settlers. Uncommon odd that.

  • Alain

    Like all good totalitarians, history is constantly being rewritten to appease the latest doctrine.

    • Clausewitz

      It used to be that History was written by the winners, now it seems to be History is written by the whiners.

  • andycanuck

    And once again proving that Canadian leftists have never had an original idea of their own. Always copying the Euro Left first and now the U.S. Left.

  • LairdKintyre

    I already know how this is going to end. Halifax will face and this proud statue of NovaScotian colonial past will soon be but a memory. The mayor is looking for a time to do it when coverage and public attention will be minimal. Disgraceful we are being forced to eradicate our past. When will this foolish correcting for history end. Why is it Whites are the only ones not allowed to engage in this practice. I had close family of my grandparents and greatgrand parents who were killed in WWi and WWII by Germans. I bear Germany no I’ll will. I had family who fought France in colonial times. I bear France no ill will. I had ancestors who were slaughtered raped and oppressed by Vikings. I bear Norway no ill will. I had ancestors consulted and oppressed by Rome for 450 years in Britain. I bear Italy no ill will. Britain was at war with the French and Miqmack. A reality recognized by all sides involved. How far back must we make reparations for people hurt feelings. The only way to move ahead is to embrace the future as one people.

    • Editor

      Tolerance is a one way street and yes, apparently, only whites have to atone for the purported sins of their ancestors. We just don’t tell the self-identified victim classes to STFU enough.

  • I’m so glad I left Halifax.