Zool Suleman: Canada’s apology for Komagata Maru Ship Incident

Immigration lawyer Zool Suleman to present at literacy festivalPrime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in the House of Commons on Wednesday May 18, 2016 for the racist manner in which the Government of Canada treated passengers aboard the ship Komagata Maru in 1914.

In this wide ranging interview, RoundHouse radio 98.3 FM host  Minelle Mahtani and I talk about what it means to apologize for a past wrong and how the healing process can begin.

Zool Suleman: Canada apologizes for Komagata Maru IncidentThe speech apologizes for an injustice, a tragedy, indifference, failure, discrimination and senseless conduct. More information about what took place can be found  here and in the documentary, Continuous Journey, and in the book Undesirables.

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The story of Komagata Maru

On May 23, 1914, a crowded ship from Hong Kong carrying 376 passengers, most being immigrants from Punjab, British India, arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet on the west coast of the Dominion of Canada.

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