Thousands of alleged residential school abusers in Canada


Last updated 3/24/2016 at 12:11pm

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Above: Students pose for photo outside Metlakatla Indian Residential School in Metlakatla, B.C.

TORONTO, ON-The Canadian government located 5,315 people who allegedly committed abuses at residential schools, CBC News reports.

None are facing any charges at this point. Instead, the alleged abusers were invited to participate in hearings for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

But only 840 people indicated interest, CBC reports. "There's not a lot in it for them to come forward," an attorney for residential school survivors told CBC.

The residential school settlement was structured into two components.

The Common Experience Program offered money to all students of resident...

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