Actor wants to celebrate murder victim

Donovan King, who’s worked up the story of Mary Gallagher into his own claim to fame in recent years, with embellishments about ghosts, wants the city to formally commemorate the woman murdered 140 years ago. This piece gets the actor’s shtick about the ghosts mixed up with a real intention to preserve the Black Rock as a memorial, but the CBC should be more canny about giving self-promoters a platform. As one of the Irish Montrealers who might have an opinion, I think we can do better than a “headless ghost” as a symbol.