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City of Kingston releases statement on Sir John A Macdonald and the Indigenous Community

The following is a statement from the City of Kingston, regarding the legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald and engagement with the Indigenous community: The City of Kingston wishes to inform the public of ongoing discussions and engagement with multiple community members and organizations, including members of the Indigenous community,

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Sir John A. remembered despite having failed Indigenous Canadians

The traditional yearly commemoration of the death of Sir John A Macdonald by the Kingston Historical Society (KHS) went forward Sunday, Jun 6, 2021 with obvious caveats. The event occurred in a pre-recorded Zoom presentation with the public, the first of its kind since the ceremony was cancelled last year

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City Council confirms members of Macdonald History & Legacy working group

Kingston City Council has approved a list of appointments to the ‘Sir John A Macdonald History and Legacy Kingston Working Group’ from the City’s Nominations Advisory Committee. The appointees include Kingston residents Mary Farrar, Tanya Grodzinski and Ann Stevens. Three self-identified Indigenous community members Laurel Clause Johnson, Candace Lloyd and

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City seeks committee members for Sir John A. Macdonald legacy project

The City of Kingston says they are seeking “a diverse group of representatives” to sit on a working group addressing the history and legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald in Kingston. Specifically, the working group will focus on developing the wording that describes Macdonald on municipal property. “The working group

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Queen’s law school building to drop Sir John A. Macdonald name

Queen’s University PhD candidate Sebastian De Line said he feels proud of his community in light of a decision to dename the law school building, Sir John A Macdonald Hall. In June, De Line publised a Change.org petition denouncing the hall’s name on behalf of a group of anonymous students,

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City installs cameras at Sir John A. Macdonald statue

It’s been doused in red paint, egged countless times, the target of tomatoes, and threatened to be toppled, but now something else is taking aim at the statue of Sir John A. in City Park. As of Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the City of Kingston has installed CCTV cameras aimed

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Law students call on Queen’s University to rename Sir John A. Macdonald Hall

A petition to change the name of Sir John A. Macdonald Hall at Queen’s University to Patricia Monture Hall has nearly 2900 signatures on change.org. “Rather than glorify such figures as Sir John A. Macdonald as exemplary figures within Canadian state law, it is time to recognize important role models

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City to lead further conversation on Sir John A. Macdonald’s impact

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, Jennifer Campbell, manager of cultural heritage, for the City of Kingston, and Guy Freedman, president and senior partner of First Peoples Group, shared how they plan to continue the conversation about Sir John A Macdonald’s connections to Kingston, and his impact and legacy across Canada.

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Four fun facts about City Hall

The heat, the glorious heat. After seven cold and wet months, finally a breath of hot, humid air. Though I welcome the humidity and long summer days, they are already winding down and I’m conscious that we need to do more to ensure our most vulnerable residents have the AC

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Guide to free family activities this summer

We’re now a few weeks into the summer of 2019, but it can feel like months to the moms, dads, and other caregivers who are home with their kids this summer looking to find ways to keep their kids entertained. While a week or two of summer camp and a

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Bellevue House receives $1.1M investment from Government of Canada

Mark Gerretsen, MP for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced a federal investment of $1.1 million to fund a major renovation of Bellevue House, the former home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. This investment brings a

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Bellevue House closed for second season

  Saturday, May 18 marks the opening day for one of our local Parks Canada site – Bellevue House. Sadly, the house will be closed to visitors again this year, as it is undergoing extensive restorations. Bellevue House is over 150 years old. It is not uncommon for historic buildings

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