Halifax city council votes to keep Cornwallis references and statues in place

Halifax city council votes on motion to start public debate on Edward Cornwallis.

Trina Roache
APTN National News
In Nova Scotia, the name Edward Cornwallis is everywhere. Buildings are named after him, so is a Canadian Coast Guard vessel. Parks have statues and streets post his name.

But Edward Cornwallis had a very dark side. He offered money for the scalps of Mi’kmaq men, women and children. For years, there has been a movement to rid the city of Halifax of references to him.

On Tuesday night, Halifax city council voted on a motion to get a public debate started on whether they should be honouring Cornwallis.

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