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A long awaited government apology

Dear Editor,

Finally we are about to receive an apology from the Canadian Government for their atrocious behaviour during the Second World War.

A ship containing approximately 900 Jewish people sailed into Canadian waters and were promptly turned away. The U.S and everybody failed these people in their great hour of need, and our country failed them as well.

I do understand that it was a different time and different laws, but it has upset me for years about this problem and in 2018 the Jewish community is finally getting their dues!!

To understand what these people went through just to breathe another day, even a minute, is heartbreaking. Even though there were 900 Jews aboard ship, 300 were not very lucky because they died in concentration camps!!

Ron Horner