Apologies are fine, but Ottawa should address high rates of TB in north now – Toronto Star

March 11, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did the right thing last week when he formally apologized for Canada’s treatment of Inuit people who were stricken with tuberculosis during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.

During that epidemic, thousands of Inuit were cruelly taken from their families and shipped off to sanatoriums in the south because of a “colonial mindset,” he acknowledged.

Indeed, many were not even allowed to say goodbye. Their families never heard of them or from them — until their return, if they returned.

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