The Coast - - COVER STORY -

In­dige­nous voices—in­clud­ing Mi’kmaw elder Daniel Paul—have long de­cried the bronze statue of Hal­i­fax’s prob­lem­atic founder. But, it was for­mer poet lau­re­ate Re­becca Thomas’ words that were quoted by coun­cil mem­bers in 2017 when a con­ver­sa­tion about tak­ing down the 1931 tourist at­trac­tion be­gan. It would be months—and 23 more Coast ar­ti­cles on the sub­ject—be­fore ol’ Ed­ward would be moved into stor­age on Jan­uary 31, 2018.

free­ing him up to join the trav­el­ling Jor­dan-Peter­son speak­ing-fee cir­cus of “free speech” war­riors. Three big re­tire­ments were an­nounced. Hal­i­fax po­lice

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