Canadian Prime Minister will officially apologize for the ‘Komagata Maru’ incident of 1914.
Passengers of the Komagata Maru photographed upon the ship’s arrival in Vancouver in 1914. Wikimedia Commons
“The passengers of the Komagata Maru, like millions of immigrants to Canada since, were seeking refuge, and better lives for their families. With so much to contribute to their new home, they chose Canada and we failed them utterly,” Trudeau said.
Previously, in 2008, then Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper apologized to the Sikh community in Surrey but did not apologize formally.