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Winnipeggers at odds over whether to scrap name of pro-residential school bishop from city signs



 

Melissa Ridgen
APTN News
Bishop Grandin Boulevard and St. Vital are well-known names in Winnipeg.

The former is a major east-west thoroughfare that runs the length of southern end of the city.

The latter is a neighbourhood nearby.

But most Winnipeggers likely don’t know these places are named after Bishop Vital Grandin, a “pioneer bishop” who lobbied hard to establish residential schools.

For that reason, some are pushing to scrap his name from the city’s neighbourhoods.

But not all agree with that idea.

Melissa Ridgen reports.

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3 Responses to “Winnipeggers at odds over whether to scrap name of pro-residential school bishop from city signs”

  1. ledzepfan1976@gmail.com'
    Iowé:ren Aténa:ti August 18, 2018 at 10:57 am #

    Scrap the Names. Residential Schools are a tool of Genocide. By advocating their creation and standing behind the actions that resulted he has complicity in Genocide , and in crimes against Humanity. Allowing remembrance of who he is to remain as an honor to him is a disgrace. He can be learned about in books and museums. Not in public for all including residential school survivors and their young to look at every day on the street.

  2. Shanerweston@gmail.com'
    Shane August 18, 2018 at 3:22 am #

    Stop erasing history, learn from it, times were different. Enough scrubbing…

  3. Bruce.bruyere@gmail.com'
    Bruce bruyere August 18, 2018 at 1:15 am #

    Another pound of salt on the wound ! Thank you Winnipeg!