The colonial origins of some street and building names in Canada are receiving increased public scrutiny, and discussions are being had about whether some historical figures with views we don’t approve of today should still be memorialized in monuments or statues.

Lindsay Shepherd reviews the five most contentious cases of monuments being removed and places being renamed in 2019.

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Lindsay holds an M.A. in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been published in The Post Millennial, Maclean’s, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and Quillette.

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