Kamloops residential school

Photograph By Courtesy Archives Deschâtelets-NDC, Richelieu

Allegations of hundreds of graves at residential schools deserve more scrutiny and a physical dig, says retired University of Calgary political science professor Tom Flanagan.

Initial findings by ground-penetrating radar last year suggested 215 bodies at a residential school in Kamloops. Flanagan said only 51 deaths of Kamloops students have been verified. Their death certificates are public and tuberculosis was a common cause.

Senior Contributor (Saskatchewan)

Lee Harding is the Senior Saskatchewan Contributor for the Western Standard and Saskatchewan Standard based in the Regina Bureau. He has served as the Saskatchewan Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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