Winnipeg Statue May Not Be Replaced

Statue May Not Be Replaced

WINNIPEG - The province may not replace the Queen Victoria statue that was torn down by protesters at the legislature almost two years ago.

A final decision has not been made yet but the minister responsible, James Teitsma, says it might be best to leave the front lawn an open stretch of grass which would be better for public gatherings.

The statue was covered in red paint and pulled to the ground with ropes on Canada Day in 2021 during a demonstration over the deaths of Indigenous children at residential schools.

It was decided last year that the statue was beyond repair.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg News

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