McGill removes statue of James McGill after vandalism

July 13, 2021
McGill University has removed its statue of James McGill after it was recently vandalized. McGill has said that it will repair the statue, which has been subject to repeated bouts of vandalism and calls for removal, but that the university intends to conduct an investigation to determine whether to relocate the statue. “Given that the recent incident exacerbated existing damage to the sculpture, it has been removed for repair and restoration,” said McGill spokesperson Frédérique Mazerolle. “Whether, following this work, the sculpture will return to its current site is not yet determined.” Montreal Gazette | Journal de Montréal | CTV News (QC)