Premier Brad Wall was in Saskatoon Friday and says before he ends his career in office, a long-awaited apology to victims of the ’60s Scoop will come.
Two years ago, Wall said an apology would be coming for decades-old policies of removing Indigenous children from their homes and placing them with non-Indigenous families — a practice that stripped the children of their language, culture and traditions.
He said at the time that the province did not intend to offer cash to the victims.
“We are ready immediately. We are ready to do this next week,” Wall said
Wall added he’s not expecting to be premier past January and would like the apology to happen before he retires.
On Thursday, Wall announced he is resigning, but he would stay on as Premier and MLA for his riding in Swift Current until a leadership convention is held and a successor is found.