Monument to residential school survivors, victims to be built on Parliament Hill

 By Liam Fox THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- A survivor-led steering committee announced Tuesday that a tribute to survivors and victims of residential schools will be built on the west side of Parliament Hill. Ottawa appointed the committee in April 2022 to select a site for a national residential schools monument in keeping with one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. Gov. Gen. Mary Simon, Canada’s first Indigenous governor general, said at a ceremony Tuesday morning that the monument is a “significant” step towards reconciliation.. “While reconciliation and healing has no end date, and it doesn’t involve just one act or project, I would like you to remember every act is important. And this act is significant,” Simon said in her speech at the ceremony. “The site selection…

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