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Sir John A Macdonald to be stored, then re-located

Sir John A Macdonald to be stored, then re-located

By Sue Capon The sculpture of Sir John A Macdonald ‘Holding Court’ was removed from Main Street Picton early Tuesday morning and placed in storage while municipal staff birth a plan over the next nine months for his re-appearance elsewhere. “We will likely never get consensus,” the County’s CAO told council at the end of […]

Bronze statue bound for County unveiled at 200th birthday party for Sir John A Macdonald

Bronze statue bound for County unveiled at 200th birthday party for Sir John A Macdonald

A larger-than-life bronze statue of Sir John A Macdonald bound for Prince Edward County was unveiled before a sold-out crowd – including Ontario’s premier and other dignitaries – in Toronto on Saturday. The 200th birthday of Canada’s first prime minister was celebrated at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Members and friends of the Macdonald Project […]

County to consult public on Sir John A. Macdonald statue

County to consult public on Sir John A. Macdonald statue

The municipality will seek public feedback in early 2020 on the Sir John A. Macdonald statue that was re-installed in front of the library on Picton Main Street. “We want to hear ideas about ways we can recognize our first Prime Minister’s complex legacy,” said Mayor Steve Ferguson. “I am hopeful that this consultation, together […]

Huff Estates sparkling wine to honour Sir John A. Macdonald

Huff Estates sparkling wine to honour Sir John A. Macdonald

Huff Estates has released a new sparkling wine to honour Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. “Macdonald’s birthday will be celebrated on January 11th, 2015 and the wine will be available starting today and throughout the period leading up to the 150th birthday of Canada itself on July 1, 2017,” said Jason Sharpe. […]

Unveilings of Macdonald bust honour Sir John's 199th birthday

Unveilings of Macdonald bust honour Sir John’s 199th birthday

Sir John A Macdonald’s 199th birthday Saturday, Jan. 11 was marked with unveilings of his bust and a Heritage Minute of fame. The County’s David Warrick was on hand at the foyer of the Ontario Legislature Friday, where the Macdonald bust was placed in a specially designed case to launch a new education exhibit. Warrick […]

Sir John sculpture to be returned; will not be part of 'A Path Forward' exhibit

Sir John sculpture to be returned; will not be part of ‘A Path Forward’ exhibit

By Sue Capon The Sir John A Macdonald ‘Holding Court’ sculpture will be returned to its donors and not be included in “A Path Forward” museum exhibit to be curated to explore the community’s reckoning with the national tragedy of the residential school system and feature other elements related to the goal of honouring truth […]

Discussion on Macdonald exhibit at Macaulay moved to April

Discussion on Macdonald exhibit at Macaulay moved to April

UPDATE MARCH 18: Council’s special committee of the whole meeting to discuss the “A Path Forward” exhibit including the “Holding Court” statue of Sir John A. Macdonald has been moved to April 27 at 6 p.m. The municipality has moved the meeting to allow staff more time to review and integrate the latest round of […]

Sir John Holding Court before council on Monday

Sir John Holding Court before council on Monday

Prince Edward County is again joining cities across the nation to discuss the public installation of Sir John A Macdonald, after the Tk’emlúpsem te Secwépemc First Nation in British Columbia announced last week it had discovered the remains of 215 children in unmarked graves at a former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Canada’s first prime minister, […]

Sir John will continue to hold court in front of Picton's library

Sir John will continue to hold court in front of Picton’s library

By Sue Capon The Sir John A. Macdonald sculpture will continue to hold court in front of Picton’s Public Library. Council made the decision in a 12-2 vote following a four-and-a-half hour virtual special meeting Tuesday night. “We have learned a great deal as a result of the conversations about tolerance and respecting different points […]

Sir John 'Holding Court' statue fate may come down to legal opinion

Sir John ‘Holding Court’ statue fate may come down to legal opinion

By Sue Capon The decision to keep, remove or relocate the Sir John A Macdonald ‘Holding Court’ statue on Main Street Picton may come down to legal opinion when council holds its special meeting Nov. 17. The Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee was tasked with making a recommendation to council on the ranked vote decision […]

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