Plaque that replaced Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Victoria reconciliation effort vandalized

VICTORIA — An offer from Ontario to find a new home for a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald has been declined by the city of Victoria.

Mayor Lisa Helps says the city is carefully storing the statue of Canada’s first prime minister after recently removing it from the grounds at city hall.

She says in a text that the city is continuing to discuss the best place to locate the statue with First Nations and the community.