As many History Collective readers are aware, over the past months there have been some intense debates about the proposal to install a “Mother Canada” statue in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. In this article written for Active History, historian Jill Campbell-Miller does an excellent job addressing some of the issues surrounding the proposed development. Her article untangles the complexity of some of the concerns and addresses both the aesthetic debates and the representation of Canadian history.

Photo Credit: ‘Vimy Ridge Memorial: “Mother Canada” overlooks the Lens-Douai plain’/Cbone (cropped from original)