Truth, reconciliation and mercury poisoning – NOW Magazine

November 22, 2017

Justin Trudeau travels to Labrador to deliver residential schools apology on Thursday amid growing opposition to the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project that local Inuit say will poison communities living downstream

Residential school survivor Marjorie Flowers has mixed feelings about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to Labrador Thursday, November 24 to deliver the residential schools apology left out of former PM Stephen Harper’s 2008 Parliamentary apology, which excluded Newfoundland and Labrador from the residential schools compensation package.

Flowers attended Lake Melville High School in North West River, a remote community in central Labrador. She lived there from 1974 to 1977 and was only allowed to visit her family in the summer and at Christmas. Her experience left a deep scar.

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