Vancouver nursing home named after a man who lobbied against the renaming of racialized people

Vancouver nursing home named after a man who lobbied against the renaming of racialized people

Vancouver –

Vancouver Coastal Health says a nursing home will be renamed because its namesake lobbied against the rights of racialized people in the 1940s.

The health authority says it will consult with local community partners and stakeholders in the fall to give the George Pearson Center a more culturally appropriate name.

It says Pearson’s beliefs and actions are not in line with its core values, and the renaming process over the next few months will be transparent and respectful.

The facility in Vancouver’s Marpole neighborhood opened in 1957.

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