Canadians have a responsibility to face the dark past of residential schools “head on”: BC Premier

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    Canadians have a responsibility to face the dark past of residential schools “head on”: BC Premier

    British Columbia Premier John Horgan addressed the B.C. Legislature on Monday, after the discovery of the remains of 215 children in a mass grave on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, calling it “unimaginable.”

    The premier said that Canadians have a responsibility to face “head on” the terrible legacy of residential schools in Canada and the treatment of Indigenous peoples, and said that for legislators, acting on the Truth and Reconciliation commission’s calls to action is the “least that we can do.”

    The B.C. Opposition House Leader Peter Milobar also addressed the legislature, saying he was left “speechless” by the discovery at the Kamloops residential school, adding we must “reaffirm our steadfast commitment to meaningful reconciliation.”

    The House also heard from Green Party Leader Adam Olsen, who called out Horgan for referring to the Kamloops discovery as “unimaginable” and said that for Indigenous people “it is not shocking, nor is it unimaginable.”

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