Vandals hit Sir John A. Macdonald again

Bronze plaques in front of two of Sir John A.'s former residences in Kingston, Ont. were discovered...

Bronze plaques in front of two of Sir John A.'s former residences in Kingston, Ont. were discovered vandalized Monday. (Michael Lea/QMI Agency)

Patrick Kennedy, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:51 AM ET

KINGSTON, ONT. - Sir John A. Macdonald has come under attack again.

On the heels of a spray-paint attack on the statue of Canada’s first prime minister hours before celebrations to mark what would have been his 198th birthday, plaques in front of two of Sir John A.’s former residences were discovered vandalized Monday.

“We’re treating these incidents very seriously,” said Const. Steve Koopman of Kingston Police.

Police recovered evidence at both scenes, including a spray-paint can at the Earl St. address.

“We’ll see if we have luck forensically with that evidence,” said Koopman.

Arthur Milnes, who’s spearheading the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission, was livid over the latest acts, which in one instance took place in front of the home of political scientist Hugh Thorburn.

“I want to know what meat head feels he has the right to desecrate a plaque — any plaque — in front of the home of a distinguished senior citizen who’s done nothing but serve his country as an eminent political scientist.”


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