The only statue that isn’t a war memorial that I think is proper is the statue of Galahad on Parliament hill which is dedicate to heroic of an average panic pushing civil servant who dived into a frozen river to try and save someone he never met before.
While it had portraits of men, they at least were part of a theme of historical exploration. And they were not politicians. When Presidents and politicians were featured, they generally shared the face of the note with other artwork, with the theme of the note not centered around them.
It was not until 1928 when the Presidential centric notes we know today came into issue.
Churchill was pretty racist. He had a “white savior” mentality about non whites. And more specifically non-Anglos. That’s why he fought so hard to save the Empire when a good portion of Brits (like the entire Labor party) wanted to throw the burden off and focus more on social welfare. He felt that Africans, most centrally black Africans like Kenyans, weren’t intellectually and morally advanced enough to function without British oversight.
That said, he wasn’t any worse than any other “sophisticated” Brit of his time. And I like Churchill a lot and his statues shouldn’t be vandalized. Far as I can tell, his racist views were “white savior” type. Which, while horrible, isn’t nearly as bad as the racism of a guy like George Wallace.
I watched Mr. Dressup as a kid, since I grew up in Detroit and we had a good CBC signal. Channel 9! Hockey Night in Canada every Wednesday and Saturday was a must in our house. Darryl Sittler was my favorite hockey player after Bobby Clarke.