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Government, church, school officials well aware of failure to protect student health, safety: TRC report

As of November 2014, the Commission had identified 2,040 students in its Named Register for the period from 1867 to 2000. When combined with the figures in the Unnamed Register, the total is 3,201 deaths.
Canada’s residential school system was a partnership between the federal government and the churches. When it came to the Métis, the partners had differing agendas.
Where there was no pressing demand for aboriginal lands, the federal government delayed taking on the obligations that Treaties created. This was particularly true in the North.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the Indian residential school system released its final report Dec. 15.

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