Halifax Regional Council's Report Recommends Edward Cornwallis Statue be Removed Permanently

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    A task force created by Halifax Regional Council is recommending a statue dedicated to the city's founder, Edward Cornwallis, be permanently removed.

    In its report published yesterday, the task force also recommends council rename a park and street honouring Cornwallis.

    The British officer was accused of practising genocide against the local Indigenous population in the 1800's.

    The city had temporarily removed the Cornwallis statue from the downtown park that bears his name in January 2018, pending a review of the task force.

    Its report recommends the statue be held in storage until it can be displayed in a civic museum created by council.

    The task force says Cornwallis Park should be renamed “Peace and Friendship Park” and should be repurposed for the creation of a performance space.

    It also recommends that Cornwallis Street be renamed New Horizons Street, subject to approval by the congregation of the New Horizons Baptist Church.

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