The Canadian Press

2008-04-28 | Residential Schools Commission

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Harry LaForme of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Canada's top aboriginal judge, was appointed April 28th to head the Truth and Reconciliation Commission examining the legacy of decades of abuse at Indian residential schools. LaForme said he hoped the commission would give closure to some of the estimated 90-thousand survivors of the residential school system, and to all Canadians concerned about what happened in the past. (Critics complained about delays in launching the 60 million dollar panel, which was expected to last five years.)

Date: 2008-04-28
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 28 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << this commission will look to the past to learn for the sake of the present and with great hope for the future the commission is about the recognition restoration and preservation of human dignity and respect respect for lost ancestors for present-day survivors and for future Generations this will resonate through the benefit through and benefit all aspects of Canadian Society >>