Residential school support divided 0
Dr. Bernice A. King (centre), daughter of U.S. civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers the keynote address at the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver, B.C. on Sunday September 22, 2013. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)
A new poll finds 42% of British Columbians feel more should be done to assist residential school system survivors. Opinions, however, were split on whether money should be paid out.
The poll found less than half of those surveyed in Metro Vancouver knew about a reconciliation walk held locally last month.
The poll, conducted by Insights West, found only 2% participated in the walk, though the majority of those surveyed did hear about the event through media or other means.
Insights West surveyed 704 adult British Columbians from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.7%.