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CALLING ALL CANADIAN ARTISTS THE GRAMMY MUSEUM IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2018CALLING ALL CANADIAN ARTISTS THE GRAMMY MUSEUM IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2018

first_img2. Archiving and Preservation ProjectsThe GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories. To determine under which category of preservation grant you should apply, please click here.A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum AwardB. Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum AwardReview the 2018 preservation grant guidelines and funding restrictions here.This initial approach should include the following information:1. Project contact and overview2. A brief description of the project, including but not limited to the following:– Historical significance– Uniqueness and/or at-risk status– Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any3. A description of the intended dissemination plan4. Brief biographies of key personnelFOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – CLICK HEREDOWNLOAD THE eBOSS CANADA APPFor up-to-date News, Job Notices, Casting Notices, Events, and much more Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. Over $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients. The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program funds the following areas: Advertisement 1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum AwardThe GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well those addressing an important research question.Review the 2018 research grant guidelines and funding restrictions here.This initial approach includes the following information:1. Project contact and overview2. A brief description of the project, including but not limited to the following items:– Research question– Methodology outline (number of subjects, control groups, etc.)– Impact/application of research– Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any3. A description of the intended dissemination plan of the research findings (see guidelines)4. Brief biographies of key personnelTo view a sample Scientific Research LOI please click here. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Ryan Reynolds responds to critic over MakeaWish kids visiting Deadpool setRyan Reynolds responds to critic over MakeaWish kids visiting Deadpool set

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitter Ryan Reynolds has hit back at an online troll who criticized him for inviting sick children to the set of the Deadpool sequel.The actor met with the kids as part of the Make-a-Wish programme, and took to Instagram to share his experiences with his young fans.“One of the best parts of playing the Big Red Jackass (Deadpool) is welcoming @makeawishamerica and @childrenswishfoundation onto set,” he wrote on Monday. “Deadpool kicked Cancer in the taint, but these kids do it for real every day. “These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of of super-brave kids. They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kid smile. HUGE thanks to our Prop Master, Dan Sissons, for making sure every kid left with his/her own sword. (Bamboo versions. Not stabby-stabby versions).”Following his post, one social media follower made a point of the fact criticised Ryan’s film is R-rated, and therefore inappropriate for children under 17 to watch.“Guys Deadpool is (a) R rated movie and those kids are watching it… I think something is wrong here,” the fan wrote.Reynolds has now hit back, writing: “Yup. Deadpool is Rated R. If my kid went through a fraction of the s–t these kids deal with daily, I think they can watch whatever they like. That’s just my .02 cents.”It is unclear when the set visit took place, but Ryan wrapped filming on the sequel last year. The film, which also stars Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin, is set to hit theatres on 18 May. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Youve heard about Kusamas Infinity Mirrors opening at the AGO Now heresYouve heard about Kusamas Infinity Mirrors opening at the AGO Now heres

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Toronto is the fourth stop on a six-city tour. Kusama’s exhibition opens at the AGO March 3 and will run until May 27. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement If you’re wondering why the outside of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is covered in dots, take a peek inside because the much anticipated Infinity Mirrors exhibit has landed in Toronto.Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 88, has had an obsession with dots. She’s still using them in her studio, now painting them primarily on canvases and sculptures.“For her the pocket dot is a symbol of life, of nature of connectivity,” said Adelina Vlas, the AGO’s associate curator of contemporary art. “Back in the 60s she used to cover herself and the idea was that with dots you obliterate yourself… you shed any sign of individuality and you become one.”Some of Kusama’s earlier work included phallic shapes covered in her famous polka dots. ( Martin Trainor/CBC News)center_img Advertisement Room, Dots Obsession – Love Transformed into Dots, features large dotted balloons surrounded by mirrors. It was made in 2007. (Martin Trainor/CBC News) Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Meet Canadas Funders at Vancouver Web Fest 2018 Whos funding what areMeet Canadas Funders at Vancouver Web Fest 2018 Whos funding what are

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Advertisement Andra ShefferCEO, Independent Production FundThe IPF invests in the production of scripted drama series created for any platform – digital or traditional television.She was the founding Executive Director of the Bell Fund (1997-2014) which supports interactive digital media projects associated with Canadian television programs. Previously, she was the founding Executive Director of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television producing the annual Genie and Gemini Awards (now the Canadian Screen Awards). She lectures on the business of television and digital media and is the editor of publications about the business of TV and digital media production: New Media, New Business: The Producer’s Guide (2001), Create a Winning Proposal – the Handbook for New Media Producers (1999) and the co-editor of MAKING IT: The business of film and television production in Canada (1986 & 1995).She also served as Managing Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, with the federal government as a Certification Officer setting up the original CAVCO office (and Canadian content “point” system), and at the Film Festivals Bureau promoting Canadian films internationally. She has been awarded the Digital Media Trail Blazer award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, the Champion of Digital Innovation Tribute at Merging Media , an Award of Excellence by the Digi Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Youth Media Alliance, and has been inducted as an Industry Builder into the Playback Hall of Fame.Elizabeth Friesen, Executive Director, Telus FundElizabeth Friesen is Executive Director of the TELUS Fund overseeing finance, administration, operations and program design. Elizabeth is also a certified Project Management Professional and brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience and a proven set of tools and techniques to her consulting engagements. In 2010, Elizabeth obtained a Masters Certificate in Project Management from York University and Prosci certification as a Change Management Professional. She has since managed implementation of a renewed medical education curriculum at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, analysis of distributed education alternatives for the Province of Alberta, and the launch of a new channel for Knowledge Network. Langara College and CMPA have also engaged Elizabeth to facilitate meetings and build consensus across complex stakeholder groups. Former senior positions include Chief Operating Officer at Telefilm Canada where Elizabeth was responsible for a +$100M portfolio of media investments. She also led English, French and International Operations, research and strategic planning, and the launch of innovative public private initiatives.John DippongNational Project Lead, Western Region and OntarioJohn Dippong is National Project Lead – Western Region and Ontario, based in Telefilm Canada’s Vancouver office. He is responsible for identifying and implementing regional strategies, partnerships and special initiatives, and managing Telefilm’s Promotion Program. John was also Western Region Feature Film Executive for 12 years, where he was responsible for managing Telefilm’s portfolio of feature film development and production decisions. Prior to joining Telefilm, John worked in feature film production and film festival organization and programming.Christine ChiuAnalyst, CreativeBCChristine is an analyst in the development department for the Project Development Fund, Passport to Markets and International Industry Initiatives programs.Prior to working at Creative BC, Christine worked for ten years in the business affairs departments at various film and television production companies in Vancouver and Toronto. She also worked in film and TV distribution sales in Toronto and Hong Kong.Kim GuiseDirector of Local and Original Programming, TelusKim Guise oversees a multi-million dollar portfolio supporting BC and Alberta filmmakers and organizations. Since joining TELUS in 2013, Kim has played a key role in setting TELUS’ local content strategy and enabling TELUS to be an innovator and leader in local programming and the creative industries. Kim is passionate about enabling people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to tell stories that are meaningful to them and their communities.Suzanne LaceyProgram Manager Bell FundPrior to the Bell Fund Suzanne held numerous management positions in the media industry from project management to broadcast scheduling and executive in charge of production for factual and dramatic series. A Queen’s Film graduate, Suzanne was a decision maker at the Hot Docs Industry Forum for several years and has a certificate in Digital Media from OCAD.Christine LarsenVWF Board of DirectorsModeratorMedia insider Christine is the latest addition as Co-Chair to the VWF family. Christine is a veteran media business consultant, with an extensive background at Creative BC and BC Film. For more than a decade, she has managed industry relationships for development funding, digital media strategies, broadcast and distribution. Christine is a former Executive Board member for Women in Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) where she served for 2 years and is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious WIFTV Wayne Black Service Award.CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE VANCOUVER WEB FESTGet your tickets and passes to this amazing festivaleBOSS Canada has a 50% off discount for talentClick HERE to register and use Promo Code: VWF18Talent Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Need funding for your next project?  Come to the 2018 Vancouver Web fest and meet Canada’s Funders.  The panel will include representatives from CMF, IPF, TELEFILM, STORYIVE, CREATIVE BC, BELL FUND and TELUS FUND.Get your tickets and passes to this amazing festivaleBOSS Canada has a 50% off discount for talentClick HERE to register and use Promo Code: VWF18TalentNathalie ClermontDirector of Program Management, CMFNathalie Clermont has worked for more than twenty years in the film and television industry, with extensive experience in financing. She acts as a key advisor on CMF policies and programs, ensures consistency in service standards and the application process, and ensures that file analysis is accurate, fair, and consistent, in accordance with the CMF guidelines. Previously, Ms. Clermont was team leader of the Business Affairs Unit at the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) for 15 years. Ms. Clermont holds a B.A. in Film, Communications, and Public Relations from the Université de Montréal. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

DANNY TREJO THE HARDEST MAN IN HOLLYWOODDANNY TREJO THE HARDEST MAN IN HOLLYWOOD

first_img Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement ‘In prison, you’re either predator or prey’ … Trejo tools up in Machete. Photograph: Allstar/Dimension/Sportsphoto Ltd Facebook We’re sitting in a Manchester bar, the evening before Trejo is due to appear at For the Love of Horror, a two-day film convention. Nearby sits Tyler Mane, who plays Michael Myers in the latest Halloween films, although the masked murderer looks slightly less terrifying when eating a salmon and cucumber sandwich. (Not a Canadian story – but a very interesting read for ALL actors)Danny Trejo is 74 but he was never meant to live so long. “I didn’t even think I’d make it out of the 1960s,” says the actor, with a deep husky laugh. “I picked the wrong role model,” he explains, recalling how he first tried heroin at the age of 12 and embarked on a life of crime. “I picked my uncle, who was a drug addict and an armed robber. But he was the greatest guy in the world as far as I was concerned.”Trejo ended up serving time in every state prison in California. But something happened in 1968 that would change his life. The actor, who has starred in everything from Machete to Spy Kids, was involved in a prison riot and got caught throwing a rock at a guard. “I went to the hole,” he says. “Me and two other inmates thought we were going to the gas chamber. I was potentially facing the death penalty.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Trejo came up with a remarkable plan. “I made a deal with God. I said, ‘Let me die with dignity. If you do, I’ll say your name every day and I’ll do whatever I can for my fellow man.’ I didn’t want to go to the gas chamber, screaming and yelling and peeing myself.”‘I am the mean Chicano dude with tattoos’ … Danny Trejo in Maximum Impact. Photograph: Alamylast_img read more

TIM ALLEN REVEALS KEANU REEVES IS VOICING A SECRET NEW TOY STORYTIM ALLEN REVEALS KEANU REEVES IS VOICING A SECRET NEW TOY STORY

first_imgAdvertisement Keanu Reeves is joining the “Toy Story” universe.Appearing on “The Tonight Show” on Wednesday, Tim Allen teased the upcoming “Toy Story 4”, revealing that the John Wick actor will appear in the film playing a mysterious new character. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “Keanu Reeves has got a great part,” Allen said. “Actually, a little inside story, even [Reeves] said — gentle, wonderful guy that he is — ‘This sounds too much like Buzz Lightyear.’ And his character does have an edge to that. And the guy said, ‘So we calmed him down a little bit,’ and they reminded me his toy is only that big.”The first two teaser trailers for “Toy Story 4” have already revealed several new characters, including Forky, voiced by Tony Hale, and two plush animals — Ducky and Bunny — played by Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael-Key.“Toy Story 4” will be out in theatres June 21, 2019. Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

DEADPOOL DEFENDS NICKELBACK IN FUNNY NEW ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL TRAILERDEADPOOL DEFENDS NICKELBACK IN FUNNY NEW ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL TRAILER

first_imgAdvertisement We’ve got another funny trailer for you to watch for Once Upon A Deadpool! After Fred Savage bashes the rock band Nickelback, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) comes to their defense and reminds us of how great a band they really were.It’s great to see the marketing team having fun with Deadpool again! This is an entertaining trailer that I’m sure the fans will get a kick out of.Once Upon A Deadpool will hit select theaters this week on December 12th and will be available to watch until December 24th, so you’ll have plenty of time to catch it! Also, don’t forget that a portion of the proceeds will go to the Fudge Cancer charity. Enjoy the new trailer and let us know if you are a fan of Nickelback!by Joey Paur | Geek Tyrant LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

NETFLIX ACCUSED OF USING FOOTAGE OF LACMÉGANTIC QUEBEC DISASTER IN BIRD BOXNETFLIX ACCUSED OF USING FOOTAGE OF LACMÉGANTIC QUEBEC DISASTER IN BIRD BOX

first_imgAdvertisement Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press) Facebook “I don’t know if this is happening all the time, but we are looking for assurances from Netflix that … they are going to remove them,” Morin said in an interview.“You can be sure we are going to follow up on this, and our citizens are on our side.”High school ethics teacher Guillaume Bouchard was watching the most recent season of Travelers on Netflix over the holidays when he noticed something oddly familiar on his screen. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment In the science-fiction series, a nuclear device had just exploded on the streets of London, but instead of seeing fires ravaging locations in the U.K. capital, Bouchard was looking at orange flames towering over a small town. At the end of the street, a black oil tanker burned in the background.“I thought: No way. No way did they do that,” Bouchard said in an interview. He paused the show and after a quick internet search had his suspicions confirmed.The brief images on Netflix were taken from real-life footage of one of the deadliest disasters in recent Canadian history, when a train carrying crude oil derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic in 2013.“I don’t know anyone who died in Lac-Mégantic,” Bouchard said. “But if I was someone who lost someone close and I was home and I saw this, I don’t know how I would react.”“It wouldn’t be good.”Travelers, created by Canadian Brad Wright, was shot in Vancouver and produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc., originally in association with Netflix and Showcase. Netflix picked up the show as the exclusive distributor for the latest season, the third.Carrie Mudd, president of Toronto-based Peacock Alley Entertainment, said her company acquired the footage from a stock image vendor called Pond 5, which is based in New York City, and they “weren’t aware of its specific source.” A request for comment from Pond 5 was not returned.“We sincerely apologize and had no intention to dishonour the tragic events of 2013,” Mudd said in an email. “We are already working to replace the footage in the show.” As of Tuesday evening, the images were still part of the Travelers episode available for viewing on Netflix Canada.A spokesman for Netflix did not want to be interviewed, but said the company has contacted Peacock Alley Entertainment, and confirmed the images would be removed. When asked by email to confirm Bird Box also used real-life footage from the disaster, the company said it needed time to look into it.Morin said she first heard of the images used on Travelers Monday.“We find that it’s really a lack of respect, to use these images as fiction and entertainment,” she said. “It’s hard enough for our citizens to see these images when they are used normally and respectfully on the news.“Just imagine, to have them used as fiction, as if they were invented.”On Tuesday, a Lac-Mégantic citizen posted images on social media of the movie Bird Box, where in the early moments of the movie, a television newscast used the images for a few seconds to illustrate a town being under attack.Morin said she viewed the footage posted by the citizen. “We see the images (of Lac-Mégantic) clearly,” she said. The Canadian Press viewed the footage in Bird Box, which is identical to amateur video shot immediately after the derailment. The amateur video can be easily found online.Bouchard said he felt it was his “duty as a citizen’” to go public after identifying the Lac-Mégantic content. He said he knows what happened was a mistake, but “it needed to be talked about.”He said he also considers it a teachable moment he can use in his ethics class. “Naturally, I will talk about it one day (in school),” he said.By Giuseppe Valiante | The Canadian Press A day after learning that a science-fiction show on Netflix used actual footage of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, the mayor of the Quebec town said she believes images of the tragedy were used in a second Netflix production, Bird Box.Lac-Mégantic Mayor Julie Morin wants the streaming service to take a look at its movie and TV catalogue to make sure no other production is using images of the tragedy as entertainment. Twitterlast_img read more

KEANU REEVES IS THE LATEST STAR OF SAINT LAURENTS MENSWEAR CAMPAIGNKEANU REEVES IS THE LATEST STAR OF SAINT LAURENTS MENSWEAR CAMPAIGN

first_imgAdvertisement In the second photo, Keanu looks totally mythic in a pinstripe suit with the most outrageously exacting peak lapels you will ever even think about in your life. His eyes are hidden behind a sick pair of movie star aviators. He reminds us, gently, that tailoring is the coolest part of wearing clothing as a man.And in the third—the Holy Ghost of the trinity—Keanu’s hair wicks away from his face just so. His leather motorcycle jacket is so perfect your entire soul is at risk of shattering, like a Hollywood ingenue’s heart in a hardboiled detective novel about a DJ who plays it fast and loose. But Keanu is staring right into your eyes, saying, “It’s okay, I know this jacket is special” (and so are you???). It’s like Keanu understands our totally intense and bizarre and joyful relationship with clothing, and is totally here for it. In the words of Keanu…whoa.Keanu Reeves in Saint Laurent (Photo by David Sims)BY RACHEL TASHJIAN ~ GQ Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: What a time to be Keanu Reeves. Earlier this month, we put the immortal star on the cover of GQ, as we vigilantly prepare for the third installment of John Wick. This past weekend, he blew our minds when he walked out of an Upper East Side hotel in a pair of hiking boots with a charcoal grey suit (his interpretation of Camp?).And today, Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello revealed that the immortal man himself is the face of Saint Laurent’s Fall 2019 menswear campaign.The campaign is a holy trinity of black and white images by David Sims, the father of stark fashion portraits with big attitude; Vaccarello provided art direction. In the first photograph, Keanu bows his head, his eyes closed in quiet meditation. He is wearing a black leather aviator jacket with a shearling collar, and looks exactly how you hope you look when thinking deeply about jackets. Contemplative. Tender. Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Yukon RCMP again facing probeYukon RCMP again facing probe

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Yukon RCMP is facing another investigating after their officers were accused of roughing up a First Nations woman.RCMP members from Carcross, Yukon, are being investigated after a local woman filed a complaint against the officers for using excessive force after they arrested her last month.The woman said she was dragged from her home and roughed up in Whitehorse cells. Lynn Rose Johns said she suffered a concussion.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has the story.last_img read more

Thunder Bay inquest jury finds four First Nations students deaths undetermined threeThunder Bay inquest jury finds four First Nations students deaths undetermined three

first_imgWillow Fiddler APTN National NewsA coroner’s jury examining the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay has come back with more than 100 recommendations.The students were all from remote communities and only in the city to go to school.After many delays, the inquiry got underway in Oct. 2015.The jury heard from dozens of witnesses who talked about everything from police indifference to the deaths, to racism in Thunder Bay.More on the Thunder Bay inquest.last_img

Longtime Burnaby resident says Trans Mountain pipeline expansion ridiculousLongtime Burnaby resident says Trans Mountain pipeline expansion ridiculous

first_imgTina House APTN NewsA small group of concerned citizens opposing Kinder Morgan’s expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline gathered outside a Burnaby hotel as the National Energy Board (NEB) began three days of hearings on the project.Elsie Dean, 93, has been living in Burnaby for 40 years and doesn’t want to see Kinder Morgan’s tank farm there expanded to support the pipeline project.“It’s ridiculous if you know about how small Burnaby inlet is and all the bridges and all the industrial traffic that’s going on there,” said Dean.The NEB is schedule to hear from nearby homeowners and Burnaby city council at the hearings.John Clark didn’t get an invite to speak at the hearings even though he lives 300 metres from the tank farm.Clark said the NEB is basically an unelected quasi-judicial body with a lot of power to make decisions “on constitutional issues and they’ve been allowed to run roughshod and were given that power by the Harper government.”Burnaby and Vancouver have expressed its disapproval of the project because of the environmental risks, that was approved the Justin Trudeau government near the end of 2016.thouse@aptn.calast_img read more

Catholic bishops news conference only adds confusion around Popes apology to residentialCatholic bishops news conference only adds confusion around Popes apology to residential

first_imgSinclair was accompanied by NDP-MPs Charlie Angus and Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou), who bashed the bishops’ behaviour.“I am disgusted,” said Saganash, a Cree politician from Quebec who survived 10 years in residential school.“To state ‘the Catholic church as a whole in Canada was not associated with the residential schools’ pushes this church towards very irresponsible, historical, revisionism,” added Angus (Timmins-James Bay), a Catholic.Sen. Murray Sinclair, who chaired the TRC, said it was sad to see the church try and distance itself from the issue now.“They’re not taking responsibility and that’s a shame,” he said.It took survivor Evelyn Korkmaz, who shared the stage with the politicians, to clarify the subject.“The church has acknowledged wrongdoing,” she said. “So all we’re asking for is a verbal apology.”Korkmaz attended notorious St. Anne’s residential school in Angus’s riding, whose survivors are battling Ottawa for the same compensation offered other survivors.Angus, who has been championing their fight, said the church has to apologize and noted he was “distressed” Canadian bishops weren’t insisting he do that.But Gagnon defended the head of the church.“I agree with the way the Pope is handling this in waiting for an opportune time,” he said.“He has been invited to Canada from the prime minister, from three of our presidents of the Catholic conference of bishops of Canada…His response had to do with Call to Action No. 58 and its rather strict confines.”Pope Francis has apologized to Indigenous peoples in Bolivia for the impact of colonialism and said sorry to survivors of priestly sexual abuse in Ireland.“We have a track record with this Pope who is not afraid to confront the hard issues,” Gagnon added.kmartens@aptn.ca (Residential school survivor Evelyn Korkmaz, left, Senator Murray Sinclair, and NDP MP Romeo Saganash at a news conference in Ottawa) Kathleen MartensAnnette Francis APTN NewsA news conference to clear the air about the Pope’s apology to Indian residential school survivors only seemed to confuse things further.Bishop Lionel Gendron told reporters in Ottawa Wednesday the Catholic church is a “decentralized” organization and Pope Francis can’t be held responsible for what others have done.But Senator Murray Sinclair called that “a failure” and said the apology demanded by his Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is needed by survivors to heal.Senior leaders of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops addressed the media in Ottawa in front of an NDP motion to be tabled in the House of Commons calling on Pope Francis to apologize for residential schools. The motion failed after one MP voted no. It’s not clear who voted against it, but in a scrum prior to Question Period, Conservative Indigenous Affairs Critic said it has no place in parliament.“We like to keep a separation between church and state in terms of Parliament directing specific actions,” she said. “And I think we also believe that that’s an important distinction to keep, which the other parties don’t believe.”The bishops said the Pope may apologize in person if he came to Canada and met with Indigenous peoples.But according to Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and vice-president of the CCCB, the church has already done so, said.“The pope never said he wouldn’t apologize,” Gagnon said. “What the Holy Father did say was he would not personally respond to (TRC) call to Action 58.”Does that mean Yes or No the Pope will apologize?“Our concern is that it’s important to clear up any misconceptions that are out there and correct any inaccuracies,” Gagnon added.The answer confused reporters who continued to yell questions as the black-robed religious figures left the room.APTN Reporter Annette Francis gives us more from the news conference in Ottawalast_img read more