Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a long overdue apology Tuesday, for the past policy of Residential schools, a historic speech made in the House of Commons and delivered across the nation at numerous gatherings from coast to coast.
In his address, Harper recounted the painful era of resettlement of First Nation children, taken from their families by force and sent far from their home communities. Over the years, reports of abuses while attending those schools and the long lasting effects of those policies have haunted the nation over the decades and have never been formally addressed until this week.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister apologized formally for the actions of the government of the day and for the long path the survivors have had to travel, in order to reach this day of recognition of a horrific wrong that was never addressed by successive governments…
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