TRUE HORROR IN CANADA–this gopes far beyond true crime

Remains of 215 children found at former indigenous school site in Canada

The remains of 215 children, some as young as three years old, were found at the site of a former residential school for indigenous children, a discovery Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described as heartbreaking on Friday.

The children were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia that closed in 1978, according to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation, which said the remains were found with the help of a ground penetrating radar specialist.

The main administrative building at the Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen in Kamloops

The report documented horrific physical abuse, rape, malnutrition and other atrocities suffered by many of the 150,000 children who attended the schools, typically run by Christian churches on behalf of Ottawa from the 1840s to the 1990s.

It found more than 4,100 children died while attending residential school. The deaths of the 215 children buried in the grounds of what was once Canada’s largest residential school are believed to not have been included in that figure and appear to have been undocumented until the discovery.

Trudeau wrote in a tweet that the news “breaks my heart – it is a painful reminder of that dark and shameful chapter of our country’s history.”

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  1. Let’s be clear about something, the majority of the schools if not all of the schools were run by the Catholic Church, yes, that same church that has an “issue” with pedophile priests and yet seems loathe to condemn the sins of these “fathers” and would rather fight tooth and nail in court against its victims. Even when urged by the then new Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to at least apologize for the mistreatment at church hands in Residential Schools, the current Pope has yet to issue an apology. The Vatican has yet to comment on these recent findings after nearly a week when it clearly has blood on its hands once again. Sinead O’Connor was right all along …