“If the statue’s going to become a gathering place for white supremacists and fascists, then it ain’t staying.” – Waye Mason
This past weekend saw another demonstration in Cornwallis Park to remove the statue of Halifax founder and all-around shitheel Edward Cornwallis. The statue remains, which is a disappointment, but the dialogue continues.
Bear in mind, however, that even New Orleans, the biggest city in one of the most pro-slavery states has finally removed statues of Confederate generals. And history still exists. Nobody’s pretending the Civil War never happened.
This week, we speak to Waye Mason, City Councillor for District 7, the district that encompasses Cornwallis Park and arguably the councillor most committed to repairing the relationship with Halifax’s Indigenous communities.
Also, the city gears up for its first Pride parade since the debacle of the organization’s AGM last October. Several groups have boycotted or are organizing alternative events.
Chronicle Herald CEO Mark Lever deigned to be interviewed by the Bay Street scribes at the Financial Post. He claims that his decimated, borderline literate newsroom is uniquely positioned to “tell stories that no one else can, and no one else is equipped to.”
Finally, Tim bitches about the Nova Centre for once.