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May 15 , 2017

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New skirmish in the Cornwallis Wars

by Guy Pothier
New skirmish in the Cornwallis Wars

The Cornwallis Wars have resumed, now that HRM Council has agreed to reconsider the future of Cornwallis Park and the Cornwallis statue in front of the Westin Hotel near the Via Rail station.
I have argued here previously that debates about Cornwallis are grossly out of proportion to his actual and modest accomplishments and influence. So why the continuing controversy?

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