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Dear Senator

After reading the column of Mr. Black in the National Post today I have to write you this little note.

You have been quoted of having said that the residential schools were partly staffed by "kindly and well-intentioned men and women."  I commend and thank you for this overdue statement.  It is unbearable to read the politically correct evaluation that claims the staff were monsters.  If not for these devoted nuns, countless Indians would have continued to live in squalor and poverty.  The intent was clearly to enable these children and adolescents to live productive lives in Canadian society.  If I have any critique to offer it is that I would have said "mostly" instead of "partly."

All the best,