The pedestal of a toppled statue at the Manitoba legislature is being removed By   By Steve Lambert
The pedestal of a toppled statue at the Manitoba legislature is being removed By   By Steve Lambert

 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG- The last remnant of a statue of Queen Victoria on the front lawn of the Manitoba legislature is being cleared away in the coming days, more than a year after the statue was toppled. The large pedestal that served as the base of the statue remained intact and will soon undergo maintenance work. There is still no decision on what may become of the statue and the pedestal, and the provincial government is examining options for a new statue or other structure to put in its place. The statue was tied with ropes and hauled to the ground on Canada Day last year during a demonstration over the deaths of Indigenous children at residential schools. The head was removed and found the next

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