REMOVE the name of Pierre Elliott Trudeau from the Dorval Airport

REMOVE the name of Pierre Elliott Trudeau from the Dorval Airport

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau was complicit in and a huge supporter of residential schools.  He mocked aboriginal elders during a 1984 conference on aboriginal land claims.  He wanted all aboriginal people INTEGRATED into Canadian society and the Indian Act abolished.  He does not need to be honoured by having his name on the airport in Dorval Quebec.  Certain people involved have been posthumously dishonoured but more needs to happen.

Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891) Canada's first prime minister, and a primary figure in the country's Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald contributed, in large part, to the mistreatment of Indigenous people.,

Edgar Dewdney (1835-1916),Edgar Dewdney was a loyal follower of Sir John A. Macdonald, who had several roles over the years, including the Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories, Indian Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, Minister of the Interior and Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

Egerton Ryerson (1803—1882),Ryerson helped create the residential school system and believed in separating Indigenous children and converting them to Christianity.

Nicholas Flood Davin (1840-1901), This 19th century journalist and politician advised the federal government to implement residential schools in Canada, through his recommendations in The Davin Report of 1879.

Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947), Duncan Campbell Scott was the deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs from 1913 to 1932. During that time, he was responsible for running the residential school system, through which he was a strong advocate for the assimilation of Indigenous people.

Edward Cornwallis (1713-1776), Edward Cornwallis was the first governor of Nova Scotia from 1749 to 1752. During that time, Cornwallis offered a bounty in exchange for the scalps of Mi’kmaq adults and children, resulting in an unknown number of deaths. This became known as the Scalping Proclamation.

Alan Webster Neill (1868-1960) Alan Webster Neill was a B.C. MP from 1921 to 1945 and an Indian Agent who backed the residential school system and made recommendations for how they should be run.

Hector-Louis Langevin (1826-1906) Hector-Louis Langevin, who was also a founding father of Canada, helped to establish residential schools in his role as the Minister of Public Works.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000) Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau refused Indigenous people the right to self-govern.For years, Trudeau Sr. advocated for the abolition of the Indian Act and the integration of Indigenous people into society. 

 

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