But his spokesman, Alex Wellsstead, assured that Mr Trudeau was not on leave.
He was not on the beach, He announced.
Instead, the prime minister’s spokesman insisted that Mr. Trudeau had passed
Hours On the phone with residential school survivors across the country. Therefore, Mr. Trudeau can
Listen to stories of their injury and healing, and listen to their advice going forward.
Alex Wellstead said that Justin Trudeau would continue to work during his tenure in Tofino to form his new cabinet and oversee other government affairs.
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has criticized the prime minister’s choice to visit Tofino.
The Day of Truth and Reconciliation should not be seen as a holiday, but as Justin Trudeau did, Said Mr. O’Toole, a Chelsea Tucker spokesman.
This is the role model that Canadians got to know with Justin Trudeau. He says great things about reconciliation, but does not follow it. As Prime Minister, Erin O’Toole will remember this day with dignity and respect., Ms Tucker added.
She suggested that Erin O Tool be in Ottawa
Remember and honor lost children and residential school survivors [pour Autochtones], Their families and communities.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh posted on Twitter that he had participated in the Truth and Reconciliation March with indigenous leaders and a few other New Democrats in Vancouver.
In a statement released Thursday, Trudeau said today was an opportunity
Reflect the traumatic and lasting consequences of residential schools [pour] Indigenous peoples in Canada, And respect the survivors.
National Truth and Reconciliation Day has become a federal holiday this year and is celebrated every September 30th. It honors children who have died to attend church-run and government-funded residential schools, as well as survivors and indigenous communities affected by the system’s legacy.
More than 150,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit children were required to attend residential schools between 1870 and 1997.
Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Chief of the Nation, near the site of the former Kamloops Residential School, where Nearly 200 anonymous tombs were discovered this spring, Speaking to reporters, said his country had sent two written invitations to the Prime Minister to visit the community to celebrate the first National Truth and Reconciliation Day.
I was hoping he would be here today, Said Rosanne Casimir. But Mr. Trudeau did not attend.
Ceremony on Parliament Hill
Speaking at a public ceremony in Parliament Hill on Wednesday, Trudeau said residents of the residential school shared stories about the trauma and pain they had suffered.
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 insisted that the opening National Truth and Reconciliation Day should reflect not only the Indigenous people, but all Canadians.
The mistakes we have made in the past, the mistakes are true And the work that needs to be done to correct the injustice.
National Truth and Reconciliation Day is a day for Native Canadians, do not tell me or try to explain that this is a day for all Canadians, He insisted.
Then […] Take some time to listen to the story of an indigenous old man who shares his perspective and experiences in this country. And know that this story, their story, is your story too.