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The City of Toronto is moving forward with its decision to rename Yonge-Dundas Square to “Sankofa Square,” in an effort to distance the city from maligned historical figure Henry Dundas, who has been accused of delaying the abolition of slavery. Former NDP MP Lynn McDonald joined True North’s Andrew Lawton to explain why the historical criticisms of Dundas are misguided, and why she believes the renaming to be unjustified and unnecessary.

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  • Andrew Lawton

    Andrew Lawton is the managing editor of True North and host of The Andrew Lawton Show. He is the author of two bestselling books, including his most recent work, "Pierre Poilievre: A Political Life."