Luke Sabourin is a 3rd year student at Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

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John A. Macdonald

The Queen’s University Faculty of Law has recently become something of a flashpoint in the ongoing “culture war” over historical figures in Canada and the world. On September 18, 2020, the faculty board of the law school held a non-binding vote to change the name of the law building. The non-binding vote went 29–5–3 in favour of changing the current name, Sir John A. Macdonald Hall, to something else. (Note: Since the time of writing, the Queen’s University Board of Trustees has officially approved the name change.)

This has caused an uproar in some circles. For example, the Conservative Party of Canada has taken a firm stance against the vote, calling it part of the “cancel culture” trend. …


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