Senator Murray Sinclair responds to Lynn Beyak’s defence of residential schools


Senator Murray Sinclair says preserving the record of the wrongdoing committed under the Indian residential school system is the best way to fight back against those who deny its negative impact on Indigenous people.

Sinclair, who was the chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, made the comments to Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio’s The Current Tuesday evening.

“If we can preserve that record for future generations, then these deniers will have a diminishing population of people who will believe them,” Sinclair said

Tremonti asked Sinclair if fellow legislators avoid him in the halls of Parliament as he pushes for the implementation of the 94 recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.

“There are still some people resisting — not just in the Senate, but elsewhere,” Sinclair said.

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