By Marisela Amador THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL- A downtown Montreal statue of Canada’s first prime minister that was toppled by protesters in 2020 should not be put back, a city-mandated committee said in a report released Monday. Montreal should distance itself from the policies of assimilation and genocide against Indigenous Peoples that were championed by Sir John A. Macdonald, the committee of experts, public servants and academics recommended. “Considering the assimilative and genocidal policies Macdonald implemented against Indigenous Peoples, and the discriminatory acts he perpetrated against several other groups of people, the consequences of which are still painful and palpable for many communities, the committee believes ? it is necessary to distance ourselves from this legacy,” the committee wrote. Protesters toppled, beheaded and defaced the statue at the end of
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