WLU to meet with opposition groups to discuss planned statues of Canadian PMs

October 23, 2015

Wilfrid Laurier University has received formal opposition to its plan to place 22 statues of Canadian prime ministers on its campus. Opponents of the plan claim that the statues would be insensitive to First Nations and other minority groups and not properly representative of WLU’s diverse community. WLU’s senate passed a motion on Tuesday asking the school’s board of governors to cancel the plan, building on an existing petition and numerous statements from campus groups opposing the project. Joel Peters, Assistant Vice-President External Relations at WLU, said that the administration will meet with opposing groups to work toward a compromise. Globe and Mail | Waterloo Region Record | National Post