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Flag of the province of Ontario

“Many critics of such a replacement argue that heritage has a part to play in the flag’s significance and that we must not replace our history simply because of a few bruised egos. Such an argument, however genuine, disregards the fact that white supremacy is the foundation of much of our institutions and by proxy, our province.” writes fourth-year conflict studies and human rights student at the University of Ottawa Trevor Stewart.

“The Senate, one of the most powerful governing bodies in our institution, should have cancelled classes this Friday. They should be tasking themselves with assembling a campaign aimed at promoting further education, organization, and collaboration to address this problem,” writes U of O student Lorin Clive D’Arcy Van Dusen.

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