Timmins News | Local Breaking | CTV News Timmins

Northern Ontario News

Former PM Chretien called out over comments on residential schools

Former prime minister Jean Chretien is being called out over his recent comments on residential schools, after stating he was not aware of any abuses happening in these institutions while he was minister of then-Indian affairs. In the CTV interview, Chretien was asked whether he takes some responsibility or would apologize for his role in Canada's residential school legacy. 'We were not informed of any abuse at that time,' he said.

STAY CONNECTED

CTVNews.ca Top Stories

LIVE @ 9 ET

LIVE @ 9 ET | PM to unveil new roster of ministers in sizable shakeup

Later this morning at Rideau Hall, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be unveiling who he's selected to be a part of his second minority Liberal cabinet, in what sources have told CTV News will include new faces in several key positions.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday, Aug 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Former PM Chretien called out over comments on residential schools

Former prime minister Jean Chretien is being called out over his recent comments on residential schools, after stating he was not aware of any abuses happening in these institutions while he was minister of then-Indian affairs. In the CTV interview, Chretien was asked whether he takes some responsibility or would apologize for his role in Canada's residential school legacy. 'We were not informed of any abuse at that time,' he said.

WHERE TO WATCH US

  • Bell Fibe: 1230
  • Bell Satellite:  588, 1507HD
  • Cogeco : 9
  • Eastlink (Sturgeon Falls):  5
  • Eastlink (South of North Bay to Novar):  6
  • Shaw Satellite: 643

  • Antenna: 2
  • Bell Fibe:    231, 1231HD
  • Bell ExpressVu: 590, 1508HD
  • Shaw Cable: 11
  • Shaw Satellite: 641
  • Antenna: 5
  • Bell Fibe:  402, 1201HD
  • Bell Satellite:  61, 221, 1506HD
  • Eastlink:  4, 603HD
  • Shaw Direct:  356(classic), 050(advanced)
  • Vianet:  127SC
  • Bell Fibe:  6, 402HD
  • Bell Satellite:  589, 1509HD
  • Eastlink:  4, 603HD
  • Shaw Direct: 642