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Residential school report: Should Calgary rename Langevin School and bridge – Global News

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2015604 Views

June 4, 2015

WATCH: The Langevin Bridge and Langevin School were named after Sir Hector Louis Langevin, a man regarded as instrumental in developing the residential school system, and now there are calls to change the name due to that fact. Jill Croteau reports.

CALGARY – A report on the horrors of Canada’s residential school system called it nothing short of a “cultural genocide,” making 94 broad recommendations -including greater police independence and reducing the number of aboriginal children in foster care.

As part of the fallout, the name of a Calgary school and bridge honouring one of the men behind the residential school system has come into question.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada attributes the following quote to then-Public Works Minister Sir Hector-Louis Langevin:

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