Truth And Reconciliation Commision

Friday, March 06, 2009 at 15:02



A commission designed to tell the country about the abuses suffered at Indian residential schools is looking for applicants.


The Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been without a chairperson since October, and the two commissioners have written a joint letter of resignation, which takes effect the beginning of June.


Justice Harry LaForme was appointed chairperson, but resigned because he said the two commissioners were not accepting his authority or leadership.


When Claudette Dumont-Smith and Jane Morley handed in their letter in January, they said they disagreed with LaForme, but felt the commission would be more successful with a new slate of commissioners.


The deadline for applications is two weeks from day, which is Friday, March 20th.