Red paint is still visible on the sculpture of Macdonald at the entrance of The Prime Ministers Path in Wilmot, Ont. (Photograph by Yader Guzman)

A statue of John A. Macdonald rests in purgatory

A project featuring a statue of every Canadian PM has become a politically charged minefield as the legacies of the nation’s early leaders are reappraised according to contemporary standards

Where Sir John A. Macdonald stands in Canada: an interactive map

Despite efforts to remove and relocate them, monuments and tributes to Canada’s founding father still dot the country. We scouted them out for you.

Halifax tried to hide Edward Cornwallis, but we found him

Strapped in a plywood box to a pair of rusting shipping containers is no way to treat the statue of a historical icon. Or is it?

Statues of limitations: Why the present shouldn’t attack the past

Three reasons why statue attacks are often wrong-headed

The Edward Cornwallis statue is stuck in (top secret) limbo

Authorities in Halifax are keeping the monument’s location under wraps—purportedly for its own protection. For some, it might as well stay wherever it is.

It’s time to stop idolizing historical figures altogether

Opinion: Turkey’s mutable Republic Monument poses a stark question—why do countries even award places of honour to historical figures?


No marble for the Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher’s hometown opts against erecting a statue in her honour

Statues at liberty

Who will pay for these statues of Jack Layton?

Lea Vivot has three life-sized statues of the late NDP leader in the works