Tory MP says sorry to natives for 'hurtful' remarks - 2008-06-12

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F0.png Tory MP says sorry to natives for 'hurtful' remarks June 12, 2008, CTV News

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre has apologized for saying Canada's aboriginals need to learn the value of hard work more than they need compensation for abuse suffered in residential schools.

Poilievre, the parliamentary secretary to the president of the Treasury Board, rose in the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon to acknowledge his mistake.

"Yesterday on a day when the House and all Canadians were celebrating a new beginning, I made remarks that were hurtful and wrong," he said. "I accept responsibility for them and I apologize."

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