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Protesters want John A. Macdonald statue removed from Victoria Park

Protesters covered the statue of John A. Macdonald in Victoria Park this week with plastic wrap and caution tape. File / Global News

Protesters covered the statue of John A. Macdonald in Victoria Park this week with plastic wrap and caution tape.

Macdonald’s legacy has come into question over his role in establishing residential schools.

The group Colonialism No More has also launched a petition for the removal of the statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister.

However, one man later removed the plastic – saying he doesn’t want to see this happen to Canada’s history.

A recent Angus Reid poll showed the majority of Canadians do not support the idea of removing John A. Macdonald’s name from any Canadian schools – but opposition was strongest here in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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