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    Default Halifax founder's name to disappear from school

    he Halifax Regional School Board has voted to rename Cornwallis Junior High, a public school named after the city founder who ordered the mass killing of Mi'kmaq people.

    In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the board agreed that the name was "inappropriate and unacceptable."

    Kirk Arsenault, the Mi'kmaq representative on the board, considers it a step forward for the whole community.

    "What I want this to be is an exercise in healing and education. I don't want any bad feelings in this, but I do celebrate the victory for the Mi'kmaq community, absolutely," he said.



    Edward Cornwallis was a British military officer who founded Halifax. In 1749, during a war with the Mi'kmaq, he offered a bounty for the scalps of Mi'kmaq men, women and children.

    Dan Paul, a Mi'kmaq elder, has been trying to remove Cornwallis' name for 25 years. He applauds the board's decision.

    "You don't know how I feel. I feel like dancing in the street, but I'm too old for that. I'd probably drop dead!" said Paul.

    Paul said the next step is to remove the statue of Cornwallis in Cornwallis Park.

    "I would like to see that park renamed Freedom Park and a statue to all the immigrants that came to this country and helped to build it into the powerhouse that it is," he said.

    It will be up to the community to choose a new name for the school. No details have been released yet.

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...ol-rename.html

    Cornwallis was a criminal, but I don't know about this...

    I find it funny, to, that the fact that he also ordered a bounty on the heads and scalps of Acadians is omitted from this article.

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    Well this doesn't surprise me one bit, Canadians have a nasty habit of doing things like this to appeal to the "first nations" mongrels, it's spineless behavior that needs to stop immediately.
    ..........insert witty comment here.........

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    I say we all hold hands, stop calling each other by terrible and horrible names and sing 'Kumbya'.

    It is what our ancestors would have done just before the natives breached the walls, killed all the menfolk, raped and brutalised the womenfolk and children....

    Sorry, I forgot we're on a forum more aligned to appreciating those who come from retarded cultures and racial backgrounds.

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