Trudeau to apologize Nov. 7 for 1939 decision to turn away Jewish refugees fleeing Nazis
On November 7, the Liberal government will officially apologize for the 1939 decision to turn away the MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 907 German Jews fleeing the Nazi regime.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on a conference call with Canadian rabbis earlier Thursday, and then later took to Twitter to spread the message.
"The St. Louis was carrying German Jews looking for refuge in Canada, but they were turned away under the 'None is Too Many' policy of the time," Trudeau said in a tweet. "254 ended up being killed."
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-st-louis-november-seven-1.4813667 Sorry not sorry: is Canada apologising too much?
Even in a country where “I’m sorry” is a second national anthem, some wonder if the words are losing their meaning
Canada’s sorriest prime minister is getting on people’s nerves. “What else does he do, besides apologize for things that happened years and years ago?” Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu asked this week.
The news that occasioned Gladu’s remark was Trudeau’s statement on Tuesday that he would be issuing a formal apology for Canada’s refusal to let the MS Saint Louis land in Halifax in 1939. The 907 Jewish men, women and children fleeing Germany had already been turned away by Cuba and the United States. But as an immigration official of the period remarked, when it came to Jews entering Canada, “None is too many.” The vessel was turned back to Europe, where 254 of the ship’s passengers died in concentration camps.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/16/canada-justin-trudeau-apologising-too-much Murderer Christopher Garnier’s PTSD treatment being paid for by Veterans Affairs
n arrangement by Veterans Affairs Canada to help cover the PTSD treatments of a convicted murderer — a man who never served in the military — is prompting outrage among veterans’ advocates and members of his victim’s family.
Last year Christopher Garnier, 30, was convicted of second-degree murder in the strangling death of off-duty police officer Catherine Campbell, 36. Murderer Christopher Garnier’s PTSD treatment being paid for by Veterans Affairs Canadian military to severely curtail use of recreational marijuana
The Canadian military will severely restrict — and in some cases prohibit — the use of recreational marijuana once it becomes legal this fall.
National Defence released its formal policy on Friday along with the accompanying regulations, which impose limits on cannabis use that are more wide-ranging than those governing alcohol.
The head of personnel, Lt.-Gen. Chuck Lamarre, said the military has been focused on putting "the right prohibitions" in place and believes the new rules strike an appropriate balance that will respect the law while allowing the Canadian Armed Forces to do its job.
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