Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021
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Erasing and Falsifying Canada’s History Is Jeopardizing the Underpinnings of Society: Historianson July 20, 2021 at 5:48 pm

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As the trend of removing symbols of Canada’s past and renaming buildings and streets grows, historians warn of the consequences of attempts to misrepresent or erase the country’s history. “If you control the past, you control the present and the future,” Gerry Bowler, a historian and former professor of history at the University of Manitoba told The Epoch Times. “The aim of those who want to control the past by either obliterating it or attaching shame to those who cling to the past, is a desire to clear the public space, to wipe it clean of symbols, and mythology, and narratives and replace it with something else.” The vandalism or tearing down of statues of historical figures—often as authorities take little action—has seen an upsurge in recent months, as has the removal of several statues of Canada’s first prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald, or renaming buildings named after him, at the …

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