Winnipeggers at odds over whether to scrap name of pro-residential school bishop from city signs

 

Bishop Grandin Boulevard and St. Vital are well-known names in Winnipeg.

The former is a major east-west thoroughfare that runs the length of southern end of the city.

The latter is a neighbourhood nearby.

But most Winnipeggers likely don’t know these places are named after Bishop Vital Grandin, a “pioneer bishop” who lobbied hard to establish residential schools.

For that reason, some are pushing to scrap his name from the city’s neighbourhoods.

But not all agree with that idea.

Melissa Ridgen reports.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Metis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).

6 thoughts on “Winnipeggers at odds over whether to scrap name of pro-residential school bishop from city signs

  1. Scrap the Names. Residential Schools are a tool of Genocide. By advocating their creation and standing behind the actions that resulted he has complicity in Genocide , and in crimes against Humanity. Allowing remembrance of who he is to remain as an honor to him is a disgrace. He can be learned about in books and museums. Not in public for all including residential school survivors and their young to look at every day on the street.

  2. Scrap the Names. Residential Schools are a tool of Genocide. By advocating their creation and standing behind the actions that resulted he has complicity in Genocide , and in crimes against Humanity. Allowing remembrance of who he is to remain as an honor to him is a disgrace. He can be learned about in books and museums. Not in public for all including residential school survivors and their young to look at every day on the street.

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