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AARON GUNN -- That’s the only way to truly learn from our mistakes; that’s the only way to measure how far we’ve come


Political correctness in Victoria strikes again …

This time they’re renaming the historic Ogden Point … erasing the memory of a man, Peter Ogden, who was one of this country’s most iconic fur traders and explorers. 

And for what? An admittedly checkered past?  

The guy was born in 1794 -- a fur trader in the wild west. 

Who did you expect?  Mother Teresa?

And another thing … this purely superficial change will cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. We’re literally paying to erase our own history.

If anything, we should be doing the exact opposite; using Ogden Point to tell the story of our past … the good and the bad. That’s the only way to truly learn from our mistakes; that’s the only way to measure how far we’ve come.

It’s time for our politicians to realize that the history of Victoria, this province, and this country, don’t belong to them … it belongs to the people who live here.

So instead of constantly tearing down our statues and renaming our public spaces, it’s time for these politicians just to leave our history alone.



Aaron Gunn is an advocate for taxpayers and common sense. Throughout his work and notably in his role as Spokesperson for BC Proud, Aaron has been a voice for citizens across British Columbia and Canada. Prior to his work for BC Proud, Aaron worked for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).

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