But Mr. His spokesman Alex Wellstead confirmed that Trudeau was not on vacation.
He was not at the beach, He declared.
Instead, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman, Mr. Trudeau insisted that he had passed
Hrs On the phone with residential school survivors from across the country. Thus, Mr. Trudeau can
Listen to their traumatic and healing stories and listen to their advice on the way forward.
Alex Wellstead said he would continue to work while Justin Trudeau was in Tofino to form his new cabinet and oversee other government affairs.
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has criticized the prime minister’s decision to go to Tofino.
The Day of Truth and Reconciliation should not be seen as a holiday, but it was done by Justin Trudeau, Mr. O’Toole’s spokeswoman Chelsea Tucker said.
This is the model that Canadians know with Justin Trudeau. He says great things about reconciliation, but never follows it. As Prime Minister, Erin O’Toole will always celebrate this day with due respect and dignity., Ms Tucker added.
He also pointed out that Erin O Tool is in Ottawa
Remember lost children and survivors of residential school [pour Autochtones]Their families and communities.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh took to Twitter to take part in a truth and reconciliation march with tribal leaders and some new Democrats in Vancouver.
In a statement released Thursday, Trudeau said the day was an opportunity
Represents the painful and lasting effects of residential schools [pour] Indigenous peoples in CanadaAnd honor the survivors.
National Truth and Reconciliation Day has become a federal holiday this year and is celebrated every September 30th. It pays homage to children who died after being forced into church-run and government-funded residential schools and to survivors and tribal communities affected by the organization’s heritage.
More than 150,000 first-country, Madis and Inuit children were forced to attend residential schools between 1870 and 1997.
Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc President of the Nation, Near Former Kamloops Residential School, Where About 200 anonymous graves were discovered this springHe told reporters that his country had sent two written invitations to the Prime Minister to visit the community on the eve of the first National Truth and Reconciliation Day.
I had hoped he would be here today, Said Rosen Casimir. But Mr. Trudeau did not attend.
Ceremony at Parliament Hill
Trudeau spoke at an outdoor event at Parliament Hill on Wednesday, where survivors at the boarding school shared stories of the trauma and pain they experienced.
We – all – need to keep these stories in our hearts. In our understanding, not only when we think of reconciliation, but also when we think of this country.
The Prime Minister stressed that National Opening Day for Truth and Reconciliation is something they can think of not only for tribal people but for all Canadians.
The truth of the mistakes we have made in the past And the work to be done to correct injustice.
Do not tell me, or try to explain, that National Truth and Reconciliation Day is a day for Native Canadians, it is a day for all Canadians., He insisted.
Then […] Listen for a moment to the story of the survivor, an elderly tribal man who shares his perspective and experiences in this country. Also find out if this story, their story, is your story.