Ontario government receives encased supine statue of Sir John A. Macdonald From Victoria
Photo of removed statue on flatbed,wrapped in foam packing from which a bronze cast was produced to encase Sir John A’s supine statue
Upon removal of the standing statue a bronze casting was made of the original packing surrounding the statue of Sir John A, where his supine statue has been encased in perpetuity before shipment to the Ontario Legislative grounds.
“It’s the least we could do cuz it’s 2018,” one of the PC government staffers uttered,while simultaneously clapping with gusto!
Ontario’s tourism minister says her government is so happy to provide a new home for the encased supine statue of Sir John A to lay along side of an already large statue of Canada’s first prime minister directly in front of Queen’s Park.
Sylvia Jones, the Dufferin-Caledon MPP named to PC Premier Doug Ford’s first cabinet this summer,allegedly was overheard by the Premier to have said, ” History matters however lets keep Sir John A’s role as architect of the residential schools thingy on the back burner and not spoil what is a wonderful occasion to acknowledge a flawed and complicated man from a flawed and complicated different time ….(an aside) if you ask me twas better then this time of political correctness running with Amok and the liberal gang.”
However for the record, upon launching his “architectural career” we should remember the May 1883 words of Sir John A, spoken before the House of Commons : “When the school is on the reserve the child lives with its parents, who are savages; he is surrounded by savages, and though he may learn to read and write his habits, and training and mode of thought are Indian. He is simply a savage who can read and write … [T]he Indian children should be withdrawn as much as possible from the parental influence, and the only way to do that would be to put them in central training industrial schools where they will acquire the habits and modes of thought of white men.”
Sir John A may be encased but never forgotten and speaking of cases ,lets get back to celebrating the forthcoming Buck A Beer initiative the unflawed and uncomplicated leader for our times Dougie is unrolling for Ontarian’s!