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Unanimous top court decision on Truth and Reconciliation records retention will reduce tension | Richard Pound

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 9:30 AM | By Richard Pound

Residential schools were already traumatic enough, with the forced separation of some 150,000 children from their families and cultural matrix, in pursuit of a misguided policy apparently intended to encourage more meaningful Aboriginal participation in the Canadian “mainstream.” This was a program that endured for some 130 years. The added humiliation and abuse heaped upon the children, much at the hands of those responsible for operations of the residential schools, made them particularly intolerable. Reading about some of the abuse, even when expressed in the measured...