City to hold Special Council Meeting on statue of Sir John A. Macdonald

June 11, 2021

The City is hosting a Special Council Meeting next week to discuss the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park.

A special meeting of City Council will be held on Wednesday, June 16, starting at 5 p.m. The meeting will see Council consider the History & Legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald Working Group’s suggestions as well as correspondence and input received from community members.

Public correspondence in relation to the special Council meeting can be sent to [email protected] and, if received before noon on June 14, will be included in the report to council for the June 16 Special Council Meeting. Correspondence can also be sent, at any time, to the Clerk’s Department of the City of Kingston.

As well, the Sir John A. History and Legacy Working Group will hold a meeting Monday, June 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. The meeting is to provide the Working Group with an opportunity to organize feedback and make suggestions to City Council about how to respond to concerns that have been, and continue to be, raised by the community in regard to the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park as well as his legacy. Members of the public are able to attend the Working Group meeting, as members of the public audience and can request a meeting invitation by emailing [email protected].