Prince Edward County’s municipal council (Council) has announced that the Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee (PEHAC) is expected to lead a public discussion about the Macdonald statue’s future in Picton. The Agenda Package for the PEHAC’s next meeting on July 2, 2020 includes Draft Terms of Reference and Membership of for a Heritage Advisory Committee Working Group (PEHAC-WG) that will advise the PEHAC and Council on the matter.
The Goals and Purposes of the PEHAC-WG are to:
- Follow the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Principles of Reconciliation.
- Conduct research, carry out surveys and prepare documentation, as necessary, to assist the PEHAC and Council in their decision on the future of the statue in Picton.
- Provide a report to Council by September 1, 2020 outlining a recommendation for the future of the statue in Picton.
Draft Membership of the PEHAC-WG includes:
- An undetermined number of members of the PEHAC. The Chair of the PEHAC-WG will be a member of the PEHAC.
- One representative of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
- One representative of All Welcome Here.
- One public representative determined by the PEHAC.
- One member of The Macdonald Project.
- One member of the Prince Edward Museum Advisory Committee.
The PEHAC-WG will meet as required. Should a public meeting be required, staff will provide support, on direction from the Chief Administrative Officer.
The PEHAC-WG will act as a resource to the PEHAC and will not have any delegated authority. Recommendation for implementation to Council will be provided via the PEHAC.
The term of the PEHAC-WG will be until a decision is made by Council regarding the future of the statue’s future in Picton.