BISHOP: Saying sorry not enough, time for Canada to do better – Winnipeg Sun

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 202325 Views

Sep 26, 2023

In Canada, apologies have become something of a national pastime.

We’ve said sorry for our environmental shortcomings, for the way we’ve handled the COVID-19 pandemic, for the tragic drug overdose crisis, for the painful history of Indigenous displacement and cultural genocide, and for the haunting legacy of residential schools.

We’ve even apologized for our various prejudices, whether they be based on religion, gender or race. It’s quite a laundry list, and the weight of it all is undeniable.

Most recently, House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota resigned after taking “full responsibility” for inviting a man into Parliament who fought under a Nazi military unit during the Second World War. But who should he apologize to? The Jewish community? As a big chunk of my family (including my sister) is Jewish — they appreciate it, but don’t think the words are sufficient.

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