Montreal, which is one of the biggest Italian communities in the world that is not in the boot, is home to A Liberal MP wants Parliament to issue an official apology and pay restitution for the internment of Italian-Canadians during World War II.
Front section of the Toronto Star Saturday, The Saturday Star, reports that Liberal Member of Parliament Massimo Pacetti from St. Leonard has sponsored a private member's bill that would require the government to issue a formal apology in the House of Commons.
Sixty years ago dude. About time someone stepped up to the plate.
If the bill passes it would also require the government to set up a commemoration and education fund, worth about $2.5 million and it would require Canada Post to issue a commemorative stamp.
Mr. Pacetti's bill, which passed second reading last June, is to be put to a
final vote next week.
Better late than not.