Canadian Identity National Anthem Jcs Social Essay

426 words - 2 pages

Citizen one thinks that statues or buildings with Sir John A. Macdonald’s name or image on it should not be removed. The reasons why citizen one thinks this is because he was one of the founding fathers of canada, was prime minister for 19 out of Canada's first 24 years. He was also primarily responsible for the creation of the constitution. Many people see him as a hero in the history and shaping of Canada. He organized the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, established the North West Mounted Police, and he prevented the west from being taken over by the US. Citizen one explains how John A Macdonald was a hero of Canada and how he led people to the creation of Canada.
Citizen two states that Macdonald's role was not all sunshine and rainbows during the creation of Canada. One of the enduring legacies of MacDonald is the abuse and assimilation suffered by Canada’s First Nations, and the loss of indigenous collective identity. Macdonald had torchered indigenous people for a long time through starvation, residential schools and moving them all to reserves. Citizen two most likely wants the statues and buildings with his name or image on it to be removed due to his speech ab...

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