Canada Post Apologizes After A Guy Made Stamps Of John A MacDonald's Severed Statue Head
Imagine getting this on your mail!
These are pretty unique postage. The severed head of the John A. Macdonald statue was turned into stamps by someone and now Canada Post has apologized for it. The country's parcel delivery company said that it never should've been allowed to be made.
Canada Post has a service that lets people order stamps that have their photos on them.
So someone used that to create a bunch of stamps with a photo of the severed head of Macdonald's in Montreal.
He then tweeted about them on September 8 and said that he would send them to people free of charge "if you or your ancestors were f*cked over by Macdonald."
His Twitter account has since been deleted.
Vice identified this person as James Bone, a federal government employee at Library and Archives Canada who handles stamp collections.
Bone tried to print more batches of the stamps after lots of people asked him to send them some but he wasn't allowed to.
He got an email that denied the request along with a direct response from Canada Post on Twitter that said his stamps "shouldn't have been processed."
That's because they didn't mean the terms and conditions of the picture postage service.
The national parcel delivery company then apologized.
Bone told Vice that he was surprised the first batch was actually printed.
"I think I just got lucky the first time around," he said.
Though he hopes nobody loses their job because of what happened.
The statue of Canada's first Prime Minister in Montreal wasback in August during a protest.
Macdonald introduced across the country in 1883 which took Indigenous children away from their families and their homes in an attempt to assimilate them.
That year he said that "when the school is on the reserve, the child lives with his parents who are savages; he is surrounded by savages [...] He is simply a savage who can read and write."