The University of Victoria says Joseph Trutch’s attitude towards First Nations peoples was racist, even for his time. (Wikipedia/Library and Archives Canada)
Joseph Trutch, B.C.’s first lieutenant-governor, has legacy of denying First Nations land rights
By Liam Britten, CBC News,June 6, 2017
Joseph Trutch is remembered as B.C.’s first lieutenant-governor, an engineer and commissioner of public works.
But he is also remembered as a man who trampled over the rights of B.C.’s Indigenous peoples in the 19th century, which is why the University of Victoria is removing his name from one of its residence buildings.
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