Perhaps Canada’s biggest shame was taking native children away from their parents and putting them in residential schools in an attempt at cultural genocide. The kids were starved, denied medical care, physically abused and raped. About 7000 kids died.
The schools were run by the Catholic, Anglican and United churches. These churches should be sued for their every penny, shunned and disbanded. The surviving staff should serve jail time. All were complicit.
The Prime Minister most responsible is William Lyon Mackenzie King, though the problem started prior to confederation and was not completely stopped until 1996. We should rename any school or building named after King. Every statue should be destroyed. This will not punish King, but it will let vain politicians know if they pull a similar stunt, their names too will disappear from history.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)