Trudeau says he regrets vacation on Indigenous day

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TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing for traveling for a vacation on a day meant to honor Indigenous survivors of Canada’s residential schools system. The newly reelected prime minister has faced intense criticism for Sept. 30 trip after he was filmed on a beach on Vancouver island. His itinerary initially reported he was in Ottawa for private meetings. Trudeau said Wednesday that travelling on that date “was a mistake, and I regret it.” His government decreed the Day for Truth and Reconciliation after the discovery of 215 children found buried at a former Indigenous residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia..

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