HALIFAX — Crews have removed a statue of Halifax’s controversial military founder from a downtown park, less than a day after Halifax council decided it should be taken down at least temporarily.
Scaffolding was set up around the bronze figure of Edward Cornwallis Wednesday morning, and the statue was lifted off its pedestal with a crane by late afternoon.
An eagle flew overhead in a cloudless sky, as the removal was met with cheers from a few dozen people gathered to watch what many felt was an historic moment.
“I feel like my ancestors can finally rest. It’s a great day to be Canadian and First Nation,” Isaiah…
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