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Ashley24chen
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DementedAmnesiac
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Should Canada be held responsible for events that happened in decades or centuries past?

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Started: 12/17/2017 Category: Politics
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Ashley24chen

Con

What had happened in the past(residential schools, japanese internment, racism). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said "Saying that we are sorry today is not enough. It will not undo the harm that was done to you. It will not bring back the languages and traditions you lost. It will not take away the isolation and vulnerability you felt when you separated from your families, communities and cultures," and ended it with "We share this burden with you by fully accepting our responsibilities"and our failings"as a government and as a country." This shows that Canada is truly sorry but it is in the past and there is nothing else they can do,
DementedAmnesiac

Pro

Canada is apologizing because they realize they are responsible. They accept the responsibility and apologise for the past. To forgive or not to forgive is the victim's choice.
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Posted by Autistic_Spider 3 weeks ago
Autistic_Spider
Yes. So should the United States.
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