As B.C. makes official apology, some Doukhobor survivors dissatisfied with compensation offer

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Seventy years after the British Columbia government forcibly removed dozens of children from their families and placed them in a province-run camp, some survivors and their descendants say a $10-million compensation package aimed at reconciliation falls short of their expectations.

Rather, some surviving members of the Sons of Freedom Doukhobors say the B.C. government’s financial compensation package has reopened old wounds.

Those interviewed by CBC say they had hoped the government would provide direct compensation to survivors and families in a one-time lump sum payment.

“It’s a slap in the face,” said Betty Kabatoff, 78, who travelled from the province’s Kootenay region to Victoria on Tuesday to hear the government

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