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Offline waldo

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Re: Canadian-Aboriginal Culture
« Reply #60 on: June 02, 2021, 10:51:57 am »
Talk is cheap waldo, it doesn't matter what those Liberals said or did not say. they ignored the issue as well.
in your zeal to deflect from those Conservative leaders/MP comments; to 'both-sides' this concern, perhaps a timeline... a starting reference point... is needed. When did the 'issue you say was ignored', become an issue as recognized by both politicians and citizens for the problems/failure that was the residential school system?

with the underlying reference that member wilber chooses to ignore the aforementioned posted request:

Liberal Prime Ministers: Pearson & Trudeau governing from 1963-1979

from the TRC final report itself:

The road to closure, 1969

In 1968, the federal government drastically restructured the residential school system by dividing the schools into residences and day schools, each with a principal or administrator. In June of the following year, the federal government took direct control over all the schools in southern Canada. Because churches were allowed to continue to appoint the residence administrators, their presence continued in many schools in the coming years. They were, however, no longer directly responsible for the facilities.
Having assumed control over the southern Canadian schools in 1969, the federal government commenced what would prove to be a protracted process of closing the system down. According to the Indian Affairs annual report for 196869, the department was responsible for sixty residences. Two years later, the number was down to forty-five.