Sorry for 94-year-old incident

Published: Wednesday, 05/21/2008 12:00 am EDT

Secretary of State Jason Kenney announced that the Canadian government is preparing an apology for turning away a ship in 1914 that was carrying 376 people fleeing India, the Globe and Mail reported. The Komagata Maru ship was sent away after a two-month standoff in British Columbia due to the Continuous Passage Act, which stated that Indians had to come to Canada on a direct passage from their country, which was very difficult at the time. Included in the apology will be commemorative grants of $2.5 million.

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