apology, under erasure

  • nancy viva davis halifax York University
Keywords: Institutions, apologies, Ontario, disability history, poetry


On 9 December, 2013 Premier Kathleen Wynne of Ontario delivered Ontario’s Apology to Former Residents of Regional Centres For People with Developmental Disabilities at the provincial legislature. The apology was delivered a week after the Huronia Class Action Lawsuit was settled for $35 million. The poem uses the form of erasure as a response to the inadequacies of both the apology and the settlement. 

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