Magazine article Anglican Journal

No Indication When TRC Will Resume

Magazine article Anglican Journal

No Indication When TRC Will Resume

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Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has said that it is "deeply regrettable" that implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Troth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has been delayed, noting the implications it has for former students who are now frail and elderly and might not have a chance to share their experiences.

There has been no word from the federal government on how the TRC's work, stalled by the sudden resignation on Oct. 20 of its chair, Justice Harry LaForme, is going to commence. Last November it appointed former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci to help parties to the residential schools agreement to move forward.

No details have been released on how the new chair is going to be chosen and when. Another question that has arisen is whether the clock will be turned back since the TRC, which has a five year mandate (beginning June 2008), has not even begun its work, but the clock is ticking. …

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