Sir John A. Macdonald

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Despite alumni pushback, Queen’s remains firm in de-naming Sir John A. Macdonald law building

In the face of some alumni resistance to removing Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from the law building, Queen’s is standing by its decision to strip the building’s name....Continue...

Board of Trustees: Principal Deane talks new policy for naming buildings

The Board of Trustees gathered for its final meeting of the year over Zoom last Friday.Continue...

Sir John A. Macdonald officially scratched from law building

The Board of Trustees approved the University’s decision to remove Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from the law school building on Monday.Continue...

Law faculty board votes in favour of de-naming Sir John A. Macdonald hall

Returning to the subject of Sir John A. Macdonald’s lasting presence on campus, the Faculty of Law’s faculty board voted 29 to three on Sept. 18 to remove Macdonald’s name from the law building.

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Queen’s commemorates Residential School survivors on Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day events have taken a different shape this year because of COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) from delivering a remote experience on Sept. 30 through social media.Continue...

Faculty of Law begins community consultation on de-naming Sir John A. Macdonald Hall

The Faculty of Law has started seeking input from the community to determine whether Sir John A. Macdonald is still an appropriate name for its building.Continue...

Vandalism isn’t the solution, but Kingston’s love affair with Sir John A. Macdonald needs to end

Two wrongs don’t make a right — ignoring the real legacy of Canada’s first Prime Minister doesn’t justify vandalism, but neither is vandalism an excuse to continue to celebrate his birthday.Continue...

Politicians debate Sir John A. Macdonald’s legacy

Hundreds gathered at the Grand Theatre on Friday evening to watch the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and the Honourable Bob Rae, former interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, present their arguments ‘for’ and ‘against’ the “greatness” of Canada’s first Prime Minister.Continue...

Idle No More demonstrators protest celebration of Sir John A. Macdonald

Not all attendees of this weekend’s bicentenary celebrations of Sir John A. Macdonald were celebrating.Continue...

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