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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Problem with Champlain Monument is 'great sin of omission'

LETTER: Problem with Champlain Monument is 'great sin of omission'

Letter writer says Atherley Fish Weirs is example of 'thousands of years of Indigenous history' being ignored while focus is on white settler
LETTER: 'Historian' is suggesting Indigenous voices be silenced, discredited

LETTER: 'Historian' is suggesting Indigenous voices be silenced, discredited

History about this statue is a matter of perception and what to do with the statue is a matter of respect, says letter writer
LETTER: Local historian offers 'appropriate solution' for Champlain Monument <b>(8 photos)</b>

LETTER: Local historian offers 'appropriate solution' for Champlain Monument (8 photos)

'Cropping' six components and 'pasting' them elsewhere is not the answer, letter writer says; Issue is 'arguably a failure of curators and narrators - not the sculptor'
LETTER: Descendant of fur trader upset over monument decision

LETTER: Descendant of fur trader upset over monument decision

'I do not agree' with stance of Grand Chief that calls statue offensive and degrading, says letter writer
LETTER: Orillian challenges federal minister to weigh in on Champlain Monument

LETTER: Orillian challenges federal minister to weigh in on Champlain Monument

Citizens pens letter to Hon. Catherine McKenna, who oversees Parks Canada, to weigh not just working group but city council's recommendation
LETTER: Monument reflected 'very selective depiction of historical events'

LETTER: Monument reflected 'very selective depiction of historical events'

Many churches have apologized for the ills done to Indigenous people and did not say, 'Accept this. It is history' They understood hurtful consequences live on and apologized
LETTER: History should be illuminated, not hidden

LETTER: History should be illuminated, not hidden

Removing figures from Champlain Monument 'visually disassociates Champlain from the consequences of his arrival,' says letter writer
Organizers of Ham Supper and Garden Party thankful for support

Organizers of Ham Supper and Garden Party thankful for support

Community events rely on support of community, local businesses and volunteers, officials say
LETTER: Champlain Monument decision 'deeply flawed:' Citizen

LETTER: Champlain Monument decision 'deeply flawed:' Citizen

Why 'is the spirit of reconciliation a one-way street,' letter writer asks
LETTER: Benefits do not justify cost of Centennial Drive work

LETTER: Benefits do not justify cost of Centennial Drive work

Project will 'entrench, for several generations, the size and character of the waterfront,' letter writer says