Jason Kenney Wants The Toppled John A. Macdonald Statue For Alberta
It was torn down in Montreal but Kenney said it could come to Edmonton.
Some are cheering its demise and others are nostalgic for the Sirsaid it can have a home in Alberta.
On Saturday afternoon, August 29, protesters uprooted Montreal's longstanding likeness of Canada's First Prime Minister, sending it falling to the ground where it was decapitated on impact.
It is wrong to allow roving bands of thugs to vandalize our history with impunity
Kenney reacted to the incident on Twitter, calling the protesters a "mob" from the "extreme left" and defended the Prime Minister as "an immigrant who suffered unimaginable personal trauma."
"If the City of Montreal decides not to restore Wade’s statue of Macdonald to where it has stood for 125 years, we would be happy to receive it for installation on the grounds of Alberta’s Legislature," wrote the Premier on Twitter.
MacDonald has becomelately for his past policies, especially regarding his treatment of Indigenous peoples and his role in residential schools.