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Now the progs are coming after Sir John A. Macdonald

09 Jan

A pub in Kingston is getting rid of the name of its most famous son, our first Prime Minister:

A Kingston, Ont., pub located in a stone building that once housed Sir John A. Macdonald’s law office is shedding the name of Canada’s first prime minister because it’s offensive to some Indigenous customers, according to its owner.

Sir John’s Public House, a two-storey pub and restaurant on King Street that seats 150 patrons, will abbreviate its name to The Public House, Paul Fortier confirmed Monday.

“It’s this whole spirit of reconciliation,” Fortier said.

The role that some 19th-century politicians played in the creation of the residential school system has “alienated” many Canadians, Fortier said, and was the key reason behind the name change.

“Unfortunately, Sir John A. Macdonald has been tarred with that brush.”

Fortier said a turning point was a protest outside the pub last Labour Day that was organized by Idle No More. More than a dozen protesters carried signs and banners denouncing colonialism and accusing residential schools of stealing Indigenous children, language and culture.

“I don’t really think it hurt business, but it hurt our reputation, and we want to be perceived as a safe place for people to come,” said Fortier, who opened the pub six years ago.

He said some customers told him they could no longer patronize the pub because of its association with Macdonald.

“I could understand the hurt that it caused,” he said. “We don’t want to create a feeling of alienation to any customers.”

Terri-Lynn Brennan, CEO of Wolfe Island-based Inclusive Voices, applauded Fortier’s decision.

“[I’m] very proud of the owner who has been very responsive to the controversies in Kingston surrounding Sir John A. and his legacy,” Brennan said.  “As an Indigenous woman, there is certainly no doubt about [Macdonald’s] past racist comments and policies that we all live with today.”

Brennan has worked with the City of Kingston on outreach projects with Indigenous communities, and noted that many businesses in the area pay homage to Macdonald in some way.

“The movement of the pub to wipe his name is a great movement forward for many businesses in Kingston to take a look at the legacy pieces of Sir John A. himself, and it takes a lot of strength to make those business decisions,” she said.

Brennan noted that Bellevue House National Historic Site, Macdonald’s home in Kingston from 1848 to 1849, updated its exhibits last summer to reflect the former prime minister’s unvarnished thoughts about Indigenous people.

Fortier said he also heard from customers who told him they were there because they felt the business had been unfairly targeted by the protesters.

Three years ago the pub celebrated the 200th anniversary of Macdonald’s birth on Jan. 11, 1815.

Fortier believes his is the first business or public venue in Kingston to drop the former prime minister’s name, but he said a Parks Canada plaque on the downtown building will remain.

The pub’s sign is due to be changed Tuesday.

There are plenty of other places to drink in Kingston (I used to live there, trust me, I know); I trust that proud, patriotic, real Canadians who live there will go drink at them instead. Why patronize a business that hates our national heritage?

May they close down and go bankrupt, and the owners lose all their life savings, bigoted anti-heritage losers.

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14 responses to “Now the progs are coming after Sir John A. Macdonald

  1. Cecil Henry

    January 9, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    What about the offended feelings of the founders of Canada and THEIR descendants???

    Canada in Decay. That’s the issue with this anti-White agenda

     
    • Will S.

      January 9, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      ‘Inclusive Voices’ doesn’t include white people’s voices, of course.

      They don’t care if they alienate us.

      Guess they don’t want our business…

       
  2. Dirtnapninja

    January 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    White erasure.

    Fuck these people, and fuck Poznada. That’s why i’m not a Canadian nationalist. I’m an Anglo-Canadian nationalist.

     
    • Will S.

      January 9, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      In days of yore,
      from Britain’s shore,
      Wolfe the dauntless hero came
      and planted firm Britannia’s flag
      on Canada’s fair domain!

      etc.

      – our anthem

       
      • Will S.

        January 9, 2018 at 7:02 pm

        And this, my avatar, is our flag (square rendering of it).

         
      • Dirtnapninja

        January 9, 2018 at 7:06 pm

        Yup.

        Taught my kid that version of the song. The real version of the song.

        Even made my own flag lol, the cross of saint george with a maple leaf, a thistle, a shamrock and rose in each quadrant. We need more symbols tho, symbols unique to Anglo Canada and not borrowed.

         
  3. Will S.

    January 9, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Good, not the CBC revisionist BS version.

    Ah, so the Montreal flag with the fleur-de-lys replaced by the maple leaf, lol. Neat.

    I don’t know how we could have English Canadian symbols that don’t reference our British Isles heritage, because, e.g. the maple leaf has become pan-Canadian (though not French, of course), and our Anglo-ness is wrapped up in our British Isles heritage; not sure other than a hockey stick with a Timmy’s donut around it, what would be unique to us. 😉

     
    • Will S.

      January 9, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      (I meant of course the original Montreal flag, not the 2017 abomination of it with the damn pine tree pandering to our indigenes, like removing Johnny Mac’s name from the pub. Neither will placate them any more than the Canadian Pale or official bilingualism did our Quebecois.)

       
  4. feeriker

    January 10, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Will, do you fly the old (real) Canadian flag? If you do, what kind of reactions do you get?

    As for “PC” pubs, somebody could make a fortune by opening up a pub the theme of which is merciless mockery of all things Prog/SJW.

     
    • Will S.

      January 10, 2018 at 10:35 am

      I don’t fly it anywhere, I own one but it’s currently packed away somewhere.

      I don’t have a house or a lawn of my own, so I’m not really in a position to fly it anywhere. I have had it on a dorm room wall, years ago; people found it odd. 🙂

      Oh, I would so patronize such an establishment! I wish such existed…

       
    • Will S.

      January 10, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Pepe’s Pub! 😉

       

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