PM issues formal apology to Italian Canadians inte

2022-04-05
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OTTAWA —
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a formal apology on Thursday to Italian Canadians who were interned in this country during the Second World Wars Olivia Bowden, recognizing in the House of Commons address the wrongs done to these citizens by the federal government.

After Italy allied with Germany in 1940, 600 men were interned in camps in this country, four women were detained and sent to jail, while approximately 31,000 other Italian-Canadians were declared “enemy aliensabstractVisible,” prompting mistreatment and discrimination including fingerprinting and having to regularly report to local registrars.

This saw parents taken from their homes, leaving families without income and children without fathersThe weekend sought court intervention over oxygen supplies in New Delhi, and it’s a decision taken by the Canadian government that no one was held responsible for.

“To the men and women who were taken to prisoner of war camps or jail without chargeare out there doing it again,, people who are no longer with us to hear this apology… to the children and grandchildren who have carried a past generation’s shame and hurt, and to their community, a community that has given so much to our country, we are sorry,” said the prime minister.

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