The Canadian Press

2010-06-23 | Air India Apology

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In a June 23rd speech in Toronto during a memorial marking the 25th anniversary of the Air India tragedy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered an apology to the families of those killed in the terrorist attack. Harper acknowledged that government agencies treated victims' families with "scant respect." (Air India Flight 182 left Toronto on June 23rd, 1985 and exploded in the sky off the Irish coast, killing all 329 people aboard -- 278 of them Canadians. Harper said the RCMP, Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Transport Canada failed to heed warning signs that the airline was likely to come under attack.)

Date: 2010-06-23
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I stand before you therefore to offer on behalf of the government of Canada and all Canadians an apology for the institutional failings of 25 years ago and of the treatment of the victims of the families there after >>


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