Live Blog: Halifax Regional Council discuss name “Cornwallis” on municipal assets

Halifax City Hall/Photo by Samantha Calio

Halifax Regional Council is expected to discuss today a motion regarding the name, “Cornwallis,” on municipal assets like parks and streets. The motion was made by Councillor Shawn Cleary who represents District 9: Halifax West Armdale.

The motion calls for Halifax to set up an expert panel to write a staff report on how the city should handle municipal assets that bear the name, Cornwallis, and how that report would apply to the city’s Statement of Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Reporter Sam Calio is at Halifax Regional Council to cover the debate over this issue.

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About Samantha Calio 8 Articles
Samantha Calio is a graduate of the four-year journalism programme at the University of King's College in Halifax, N.S. She was an intern with for the month of April 2017.