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Truth and Reconciliation final report charts path to 'true reconciliation'

CBC News
Suddenly, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has released its findings.
Well, I shouldn't say suddenly. It was a lengthy process, with little help from the previous federal government.
Over 6000 people were interviewed by the commission.
The official number of deaths is about 3200, but the commission believes this to be a conservative estimate.
The testimony itself illustrates how the residential school system, to this day, weighs heavily upon Canadian First Nations peoples, influencing even the most recent generation, deeply, in ways not easily described.
And please remember, the Harper government had done its best to neuter this commission, to restrain it from investigation into criminal matters.
That the commission itself had survived the worst of the Harper government's tendencies toward introspection is testament to the resolution of those involved to shed even a bit more light onto this past.
Symbolism is important. This commission was important. Let us thank those involved. Let us work further more toward actual reconciliation.


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