Prime Minister Stephen Harper was planning to raise Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in his meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican today.
But government officials were unable to tell The Canadian Press whether Harper would raise the residential schools issue with the Pope.
Harper goes into the meeting facing calls to use the occasion to secure a papal apology for the church’s role in Canada’s residential school legacy.
Perry Bellegarde, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says the meeting will be a “prime opportunity” for the prime minister to raise the issue.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which spoke to thousands …read more
Source: National Newswatch