Leslie Weir’s rationale for her purge mentions “texts written about historical events and public figures that offer mainly colonial perspectives.”
LAC fails in any way to mention what the DCB points to, that “many scholars now find her ideology insufficiently inclusive, given her assumption of Anglo-Celtic and middle-class leadership, her blind spots about native and non-British peoples, her sympathy for eugenics, and her Christian maternalism.”
The DCB entry, which LAC ignores, is not only more balanced but places Nellie in a historical context.
DCB biographies are exhaustively researched. DCB receives Government of Canada funding through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
At a time of financial pressure, why are LAC funds being diverted to an activity outside its mandate?
And, If LAC is proceeding to clean up its website, perhaps a list of what is being amended or removed, and why, could be posted on the website. Be transparent about it and treat the LAC research community with respect.