Stetski pleased with Parks Canada's "Mother Canada" statue decision
Published by B-104 Total Country News
February 10th, 2016 - 3:14pm
Kootenay-Columbia MP, Wayne Stetski is happy to see Parks Canada has decided to forgo building a large Mother Canada statue in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
This debacle is the first Stetski has taken on as NDP Critic for National Parks, writing a letter several weeks ago to the Liberal Government stating that the statue does not belong in a National Park and should be constructed elsewhere.
“Things like trails and interpretive centres that focus on the value of those particular National Parks are appropriate, but a 7 story high statue was not appropriate,” says Stetski...
“There were a lot of people opposed to it, including retired National Parks staff…and I think it was a collective effort that helped make the Minister make the right decision for Parks Canada in the end.”
Stetski has expressed that he is not opposed to the construction of the statue and what it is meant to represent, but believes there are more suitable locations for the monument off of National Parks land.