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Oct 12, 2023
Murray Harbour council unanimously voted to investigate councillor’s use of sign
WARNING: This story contains distressing details.
A councillor in the village of Murray Harbour, P.E.I., who has been asked to resign over a message displayed on a sign on his property was not at a council meeting Wednesday night to hear a speech by the chief of Abegweit First Nation.
The sign on Coun. John Robertson’s property called into question unmarked Indigenous at former residential school properties, and asked to “redeem Sir John A’s integrity.”
Chief Junior Gould spoke about Indigenous culture, history and his family’s experiences with residential schools to an audience of about 30 people at the Murray Harbour Community Centre Wednesday night.
“How many times do I have to stand before your children in schools? How many times do I have to stand in front of establishments like the RCMP and educate you? How many times do I have to stand on Prince Edward Island and say Islanders are better than that,” Gould said.