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It’s time for Bennett on Parliament Hill

R.B. Bennett’s story deserves to be a larger part of our collective story. He should have a statue on Parliament Hill.

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Parliament Hill’s story is incomplete for it is without a statue of prime minister R.B. Bennett, Conservative prime minister of Canada from 1930 to 1935. He deserves to be there, writes historian and author John Boyko.

 History matters. It is the stories we tell ourselves and others about who we are and who we aspire to be. Among the important ways we tell those stories are through the monuments we erect on Parliament Hill. The lawn outside our House. Sir John is there. So are Diefenbaker and Laurier, the Queen, the Famous Five, and more. But Parliament Hill’s story is incomplete for it is without a statue of prime minister R.B. Bennett. He deserves to be there. We need him there for visitors to ponder his life and contributions as reflections of the values we cherish as Canadians.

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It’s time for Bennett on Parliament Hill

R.B. Bennett’s story deserves to be a larger part of our collective story. He should have a statue on Parliament Hill.

Photograph courtesy of House of Commons curator
Parliament Hill’s story is incomplete for it is without a statue of prime minister R.B. Bennett, Conservative prime minister of Canada from 1930 to 1935. He deserves to be there, writes historian and author John Boyko.

 History matters. It is the stories we tell ourselves and others about who we are and who we aspire to be. Among the important ways we tell those stories are through the monuments we erect on Parliament Hill. The lawn outside our House. Sir John is there. So are Diefenbaker and Laurier, the Queen, the Famous Five, and more. But Parliament Hill’s story is incomplete for it is without a statue of prime minister R.B. Bennett. He deserves to be there. We need him there for visitors to ponder his life and contributions as reflections of the values we cherish as Canadians.

  

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
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