"It's not good enough for this Liberal govt to only offer condolences."
Following the discovery of 751 unmarked graves at a former Saskatchewan residential school, Jagmeet Singh has spoken out, criticizing the response from Trudeau's government.*
Singh took to social media to say that "it's not good enough for this Liberal govt to only offer condolences."
"There remains an unbroken legacy of injustice, as long as Justin Trudeau fights Indigenous kids in court," he continued. "And, it remains unbroken as long as Indigenous Kids continue to be forcefully removed from their communities."
751. The unmarked graves of 751 more Indigenous bodies have been uncovered. This is Genocide. And, it's not good… https://t.co/tIlscNbaoK— Jagmeet Singh (@Jagmeet Singh) 1624560913.0
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement earlier in the day on Thursday, June 24. Trudeau said he was saddened to learn about the discovery. "My heart breaks for the Cowessess First Nation, and for all Indigenous communities across Canada," he wrote.
Trudeau's statement concluded with a pledge to "acknowledge this truth, learn from our past, and walk the shared path of reconciliation, so we can build a better future." Judging by Singh's message, he did not find the statement to be sufficient.
*This article has been updated.
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