by Kevin D. Annett
Capitalizing on the distraction caused by the latest crisis at the Vatican, Canada`s state-managed “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC) sneaked into the media today its astounding admission that thousands of children did in fact die in church-run Indian residential schools across Canada.
But only 3000 of them died, that is. In short, a 2% death rate.
European Holocaust Deniers would be proud of Canada’s TRC.
To have the gall to even suggest such a ludicrously low death rate – when every government record and all our posted evidence shows that as early as the first year of the western residential schools, the death rate averaged between 30% and 50% – shows how deep the rot of deceit extends into the stage-managed TRC.
The death rate of 50% continued for at least six decades in these “schools”: from 1891 to 1949, when a top government official commented on that huge mortality. 50,000 or more kids never returned – not 3000.
This Big Lie strategy by the church and state-established TRC has worked up until now, but their deception has worn thin. Like the Vatican, the Canadian government must feel especially desperate to risk announcing such a proven lie and exposing such an obvious coverup.
Regardless, all the TRC has done today is to prove that their work constitutes a criminal conspiracy to subvert and obstruct justice. Their duplicity has indicted their government and church sponsors before the law and the world.
This latest act of official deception will figure as more evidence of deliberate cover-up in the docket of our upcoming Common Law Court case against Canada and its Catholic and Protestant churches. In the months ahead, it won’t just be former Popes who go to trial for conspiracy and child murder.