Trudeau raises flag honouring residential school survivors on Parliament Hill

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins residential school survivors, left to right, Frank Cote, Andrew Carrier, Laurie McDonald and Navalik Tologanak as they raise the Survivors’ Flag during a commemorative ceremony, Raising the Survivors’ Flag, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick OTTAWA- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised a flag on Parliament Hill this morning to honour Indigenous people who were forced to attend residential schools. He said the Survivors’ Flag also serves as a daily reminder that some children never returned home from the schools. Trudeau added that reconciliation is the responsibility of all Canadians. The prime minister spoke in front of a crowd that included residential school survivors from around the country, telling them the church-operated, government-funded institutions were based on terribly…

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