The Gift, Not The Giver…

Dave from Winnipeg has a fabulous question about General Wolfe’s statue that must win the prize for specificity. I have absolutely no answer to this, but something tells me that one of you might…

Dave asks:

“Concerning the statue of General Wolfe. I believe the inscription on the plinth (describing the gift of the statue to Britain – TGP) was changed from “people of Quebec” to “people of Canada” sometime in the last twenty years.”

Dave’s trying to find an old photo taken from the rear that would bear this out. If any of you fancy shuffling through a few shoeboxes of old pics, he’d be mighty grateful.

While we’re on the subject, I have always been slightly puzzled as to why the people of Quebec – or Canada – would want to give a statue of the man who whooped ‘em 200 years ago to the country that invaded them. Maybe someone could enlighten me on that one, too…


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