Canadian News Jun 3, 2021 7:21 PM EST

Petition launched to remove Ontario statue of Pierre Elliott Trudeau over 'historical racism'

"Pierre Elliott Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada while [The Kamloops school] was open, and refused to take action."

Petition launched to remove Ontario statue of Pierre Elliott Trudeau over 'historical racism'
James Anthony Montreal QC
Privacy and free speech are under attack.
Take back your internet freedom with Surfshark.
Save 81% now
Privacy and free speech are under attack. Take back your internet freedom with Surfshark.

A petition has been started on change.org on Tuesday to get a statue of ex-PM Pierre Elliott Trudeau removed over what they are calling "historical racism".

The petition was started by a "Mark Slapinski at toronto99.com", and it reads:

"Recently, the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found in a grave near a Residential School in Kamloops BC. Pierre Elliott Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada while this school was open, and refused to take action."

"Additionally, Pierre Trudeau was reported to have written an anti-Semitic play when he was in University. It is time to stand up to symbols of racism and hate. The statue of Pierre Elliott Trudeau should be removed from the Vaughan park."

As of the time of this writing, the petition has just over 500 signatures.

Also on Tuesday, students at Ryerson University vandalized a statue of Egerton Ryerson, the institution's founder, since Ryerson is widely considered to be one of the idea-people behind the whole residential school system. He was a public advocate of separating indigenous children from their families in order to "educate" them better.

The statue has been the target of vandalism many times as of late, along with other statue of Canada's first Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald. Statues of MacDonald both in Queen's Park and in downtown Montreal.

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial