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Langevin Block name represents ‘legacy of colonization,’ argues Inuit leader

As Indigenous people in Calgary celebrate the city’s renaming of Langevin Bridge, some are hoping the federal government will change the name of Langevin Block, the historic building that houses the Prime Minister’s office. Hector-Louis Langevin is not only a father of Confederation, he’s also the father of one of Canada’s most prolific assimilation policies: residential schools.

Written By

Elyse Skura


CBC News

Date Published

January 28, 2017