Canadian PM Justin Trudeau reprimanded the Catholic Church for refusing to apologize for its part in operating many of the country’s residential schools for indigenous children. PM Justin Trudeau asked Catholic Church to take responsibility and apologized after 215 remains of children, even as young as three, were found buried on the site of the Church-run former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
The school was one of the 130 schools which hosted 150,000 indigenous children. It was run by the Catholic Church from the late 19th century to the 1960s. A report in 2015 found that the children were subjected to abuse, malnutrition and rape and at least 4,000 of them died while being at these reform institutes.