Rename Amherstberg

Rename Amherstberg

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Dyscordia Eternal started this petition to AMHURSTBERG, ON

Jeffrey Amherst's legacy is controversial at best and is a stain on Canadian history at worst.

A proponent of biological warfare against First Nations peoples, he was a proponent of extermination and ethnic cleansing, and wrote multiple letters to his superiors extolling the virtues of such horrors in the form of gifting blankets with smallpox to these indigenous populations.

Historians agree that these expressions were that of white supremacy. His position is especially egregious considering that the first native tribes were a key part of the British colony being able to hold on to the territories of Southwestern Ontario during the American Revolutionary War. 

It is now that I call upon the township of Amherstburg in Ontario to consider renaming Amherstburg to a more worthy name in honor of the First Nations people that we're not only the ones to have their culture and race annihilated but also were integral to the victory of the American Revolutionary War, which has allowed us to be apart of. 

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