Rename Cornwallis & Creighton Streets in Lunenburg to Honour Mi’kmaq & Black Communities

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Emma FitzGerald
1 year ago
Emma FitzGerald

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Suehila Elkateb
1 year ago
I am a bit puzzled because I wrote my comments earlier but somehow they didn't upload. In any case I am signing this in solidarity but I am not convinced that this is completely the right step. I was born in Lunenburg to Lebanese parents who immigrated in the 1950s. I was raised in the county and did all of my schooling in Blockhouse, Mahone Bay and Park View until I moved away for university. My childhood in Lunenburg County was beset with constant racism and discrimination. It was horrible. Unfortunately I can attest that it continues there to this day - not as prevalent as it was when I grew up there but it rears its head every so often. I love NS and continue to return home every year, however this is a part of our history that persists, and continues to go unchallenged. I am not sure that erasing names is the answer. I do believe a new Sylvia St. is absolutely warranted as are plaques in Lunenburg to explain the history. To truly be inclusive we have to acknowledge all parts of our history. No ones history is devoid of pain and suffering. Erasing names enables racists to not have to deal with their past or acknowledge that racist ideologies or systems persist. I am glad this dialogue is taking place.

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Andrea Regimbal
1 year ago
It’s the right thing to do

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Vanessa McKiel
1 year ago
it's time we learned our real history
it's time we dismantle white supremacy

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Wanda Baxter
1 year ago
Lunenburg needs to shift from glamourizing some parts and people of its colonial past while burying others (e.g. it was already inhabited by Mik'maq and Acadians). I support changing street names. I might only suggest that community input into the new street names would be good.

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Pam Macdonald
1 year ago
It's time to honour that which Canada's colonialist, imperialist, racist governments have tried to erase from our history. Do the right thing and honour Mi'kmaq and Black communities that have suffered and that the regime has tried, but failed, to erase.

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Su Rogers
1 year ago
I don’t like revisionist history but I stand by the fact that First Nations and minorities need to be recognized. Perhaps newly created street Lunenburg namers would continue this recognition in the future. While Cornwallis and Creighton and how about Lawrence for daring to bring colonists here from
Halifax, are reviled in this atmosphere, hiding history never served anyone or any country.

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Tom Webb
1 year ago
We have much to be proud of in Canada but we cannot be proud of our treatment of indigenous people or Blacks. As white parents who raised three black children I can assure you racism in Nova Scotia, up front and systemic, needs to be addressed if we want all people in Canada to feel treasured and valued. These actions would be symbolic and educational.

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Tiffany Zinck
1 year ago
This is my home town and I fully support this change.

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Terrilee Bulger
1 year ago
I agree with this wholeheartedly.