Canada PM slams church amid call for probe into Indigenous deaths

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Catholic Church must take responsibility for the abuse of indigenous children decades ago, or face possible legal action.

The remains of 215 children were found at one of the former schools run by the Church in British Columbia last month.

Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports.

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