An honorary plaque standing by Sir John A. Macdonald had been removed previously due to acts of vandalism.
On July 1st, Canada’s national holiday, the gravesite was found desecrated once again.
“For all the pain you cause, burn in Hell”, the graffiti reads.
The police have not yet identified a suspect.
In August of 2020, a 150-year old statue of the Country’s first prime minister was toppled in Montreal, Quebec. The city has not put the statue back since then.
Radical activists all over the country have been actively working to remove Macdonald’s name and legacy from Canadian history. Historians and experts came out strongly in January 2021 in defense of Sir John A. Macdonald’s legacy, reminding people of his numerous achievements.
Among many achievements, Macdonald championed “unity between English and French, Protestant and Catholic”, “promoted freedom of expression and the press”, “acquired territory that made Canada the second-largest country in the world” and “dissuaded aggressive American expansionism”.