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Winnipeg street named after residential school architect an opportunity to educate public, councillor says – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201824 Views

St. Vital councillor would prefer better interpretive signage about Vital-Justin Grandin

Aug 13, 2018

Winnipeg city council has heard a request to strip Bishop Grandin Boulevard of its name because the busy street is named after an architect of residential schools.

Residents have expressed concerns about places named after Bishop Vital-Justin Grandin, which include the south Winnipeg artery, Bishop Grandin Greenway and the St. Vital community, according to a briefing note prepared this April by the city’s archives department.

The writers did not make a recommendation, but provided context to Grandin’s complicated history.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/bishop-grandin-residential-school-street-renaming-1.4784148

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