Ontario is expected to respond to the dozens of recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Monday.
It’s believed Premier Kathleen Wynne will reveal Ontario’s response to the 94 recommendations that came in the wake of the commission’s investigation into abuse aboriginal children suffered at Canadian residential schools.
Residential school survivors and First Nations leaders are expected to be present when Wynne addresses the legislature Monday morning.
Aboriginal children suffered physical and sexual abuse and died in numbers that wouldn’t have been tolerated in any other school system, the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission stated.
The report was made public last year.
Among the report’s recommendations, officials said the number of aboriginal children in foster care should be reduced and police should be granted greater independence to investigate crimes where the government may be an interested party.
The provincial government said it would work with aboriginal leaders to craft policies and programs in keeping with the spirit of the recommendations.