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Protesters Topple Statue of Egerton Ryerson, Founder of Residential Schools Where Indigenous Kids Were Abused

A statue of the founder of Canada's residential school system, Egerton Ryerson, located on the campus of the Toronto, Ontario, university bearing his name, was toppled by protesters over the weekend as the country continues to grieve the 215 bodies of indigenous children discovered near the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia last month.
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Egerton Ryerson: Statue toppled of architect of 'shameful' school system

Egerton Ryerson: Statue toppled of architect of 'shameful' school system. A statue in Toronto has been toppled of a man who helped create a school system which forcibly assimilated indigenous people. Egerton Ryerson was an architect of Canada's residential schools, which abducted more than 150,000 indigenous children, who were often...
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Egerton Ryerson statue toppled at Canada indigenous school protest

A statue has been toppled at Ryerson University in Toronto at a protest over the recent discovery of a mass grave of indigenous children at a school. Egerton Ryerson is deemed one of the architects of Canada's controversial residential school system. His statue had already been vandalised earlier in the...
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Egerton Ryerson: Racist philosophy of residential schools also shaped public education

Black Lives Matter protesters threw pink paint on a statue of Egerton Ryerson at Ryerson University in Toronto on July 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio. Conservative leader Erin O'Toole issued a public apology in December: “I said that the residential school system was intended to try and ‘provide education.’ It was not. The system was intended to remove children from the influence of their homes, families, traditions and cultures.” He was referring to comments he made in a meeting with a Conservative club at Ryerson University , where he defended Egerton Ryerson in response to substantial debate and protest surrounding Ryerson’s legacy .
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