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