What’s this? An extra blog post? Surprise!
So for the past couple of weeks, there have been several debates regarding the roles that Sir Hector-Louis Langevin and Sir John A. Macdonald played in establishing the residential school system. First, there was considerable debate about the renaming of Langevin Block, including Matthew Hayday’s post, Tabatha Southey’s column, Serge Gauthier’s op-ed, and David Tough’s Twitter essay. Then earlier this week, Sean Carleton wrote an op-ed for The Star arguing that Macdonald was the real architect of the residential school system. A great deal of debate on both of these subjects has ensued on Twitter. So, I have compiled all of the relevant tweets together on Storify, and organized then chronologically so that everyone, including those not on “the Twitter,” would be able to follow along. Enjoy!
And just in case, please let me know if I’ve missed anything that should be included!