Sir John A MacDonald Statue Removed | National Cover PhotosOn June 8, 2021 by jmweb
Once I heard about Charlottetown City Council voting to remove the Sir John A MacDonald statue, I emailed 5 people from the city asking when the removal would take place.
I received 2 responses; A Twitter (Chtown account) direct message and an email from the communications coordinator.
“Hi John, this is going to be worked out with our Public Works department. Those conversations will begin tomorrow. We hope to have updates as soon as possible.”
I asked if they could keep me up to date when the removal will take place as I’d like to be there for the removal, covering the removal of the statue was also assigned to me.
The next morning I woke up at 530am and was messing around on my phone for a bit. While I was messing around on my phone, I emailed the Mayor asking if he could provide any insight as to when the statue would be removed.
I thought I should get ready and head down to work early just in case. As I continued to browse around, I got a text message from an amazing tipster alerting me of the statue being removed. I jumped up, ran to the washroom to tell my girlfriend they were removing the statue and I am heading down now and proceeded downtown.
As I arrived, I noticed the public works crew at the site about 20-30 meters away. I grabbed my camera, walked around my car and immediately the truck left. I watched and pulled the camera up to my eye to capture the public works truck driving up Queen Street. At this moment, I captured the truck driving up towards the intersection with Charlottetown City Hall in the background..
The image would end up making its way onto the cover of the Globe & Mail the following day as well as the Financial Post.
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