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Time to apologize for Home Children:Atamanenko

Local MP Alex Atamanenko says it’s time for the Canadian government to apologize for a huge injustice of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Impoverished or orphaned children – known as the Home Children – were sent from the UK to the former British colonies.

About 100,000 came to Canada to work or be put in residential schools.

Atamanenko says Canada should issue a formal apology.

He’s introduced the motion in parliament but admits it will need other MP’s to push for it after the election.

Atamanenko is retiring this year

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