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MQUP to publish Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report

McGill-Queen’s University Press will publish its own edition of the six volumes of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, following its official release set for mid-December.

[McGill-Queen’s University Press]

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established as a result of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its mandate is to tell Canadians about the 150-year history of the schools, in part through the statements of those whose lives were affected by them.

“This is one of the most important documents to emerge in the history of Canada,” says Philip Cercone, executive director of McGill-Queen's University Press. “These ground-breaking volumes are destined to work towards healing the breach of silence and ignorance that has surrounded these issues for more than a century.”

The final report is expected to be over 2 million words with contributions from over 6,750 survivor and witness statements from across the country. While the report itself is a public document, MQUP will provide print and E-book editions in English and French.

The report will consist of the following volumes:

  • Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 1, Origins to 1939. The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume I.
  • Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 2, 1939 to 2000. The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume I.
  • Canada's Residential Schools: The Inuit and Northern Experience. The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 2.
  • Canada's Residential Schools: The Métis Experience. The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 3.
  • Canada's Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials. The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 4.
  • Canada's Residential Schools: The Legacy. The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 5.
  • Canada's Residential Schools: Reconciliation. The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 6.

McGill-Queen's University Press says it expects to release its editions in early 2016 in print and E-book versions.

The summary of the final report was released on June 2.

Established in 1960, McGill-Queen's University Press is a joint venture of McGill University and Queen’s University.