Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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CHARLOTTETOWN x-18s. Parks Canada is being advised to consult with Prince Edward Island's Mi'kmaq community about revising the name of a national park. But the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada says the Port-la-Joye -- Fort Amherst historic site in Rocky Point should keep the name of a controversial British military general. John Joe Sark, a member of the Mi'kmaq Nation traditional government, says it's offensive to honour General Jeffery Amherst because he wanted to kill aboriginal people with smallpox.

(...a tyrant.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

-- TAG: The board said it carefully reviewed Sark's request, but ultimately decided the designation is appropriate because of the location's historical ties to the British government. …

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