Trudeau, MPs reflect on horrifying discovery at Kamloops residential school during debate

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    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reflected on the loss of 215 children whose remains were found at a former Kamloops residential school during a debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday, saying that they “would have been elders, knowledge keepers and community leaders.”

    The prime minister added that their loss was “the fault of Canada.”

    Other members of parliament also spoke out about the discovery of unmarked burial sites at the former residential school, with Winnipeg MP Leah Gazan calling for these sites to be “treated as a crime scene.”

    Liberal MP for Oakville North-Burlington pointed to Canada’s troubling past when it comes to the treatment of Indigenous people, stating that the country was “founded” on racism and colonialism.

    Meanwhile, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller used some of his time to read out the names of some of the children known to have died at the former Kamloops residential school between 1900 and 1971.

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