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Tony Clement: ‘Hands off Sir John A!’

PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA – Everyone has an opinion on whether Canada’s first prime minister should be erased from history as a racist who orchestrated Indigenous genocide in the country he led the founding of 150 years ago.

Sir John A. Macdonald has a friend in fellow Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement.

Sir John A. Macdonald has a friend in fellow Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement.

Tory MP Tony Clement – never shy about expressing his feeling or to back off from a controversy – is one of them.

The former cabinet minister quickly responded to the growing controversy – crisis? – sparked by the public elementary school teachers’ union calling for Sir. John A. Macdonald to have schools across Ontario named in his honour removed from their front doors.

For, they allege, his role in leading a plan aimed at the extinction of our First Nations.

In a tweet, Clement said: “People entrusted to teach history, now trying to erase history.

“Hands off Sir John A.!” he says, leaving no doubt where he stands when it comes to schools, statues and honouring former Conservative prime ministers.

MP Tony Clement, sporting his best Canada maple jacket, brought greetings - but not his guitar to play with the band.

MP Tony Clement, at the Maple Fest in Huntsville, has a message for anyone who wants to tear down Canada’s first prime minister: ‘Hands off Sir John A!’

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