Minister Refuses To Stand During Ovation For An Inquiry Into Missing And Murdered Aboriginal Women

The super awkward moment happened during the Truth and Reconciliation report hearing.

On Tuesday, Justice Murray Sinclair unveiled his long-awaited Truth and Reconciliation Report into residential schools.

Sinclair presented the report to a room full of media, politicians, and guests.

Except for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, who refused to stand from his seat in the first row.

His seatmate, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, was not impressed.

Not impressed indeed.

BuzzFeed Canada has reached out to the Minister's office for comment.

Valcourt's office responded by reiterating their position on an inquiry: "We have heard from victims’ families that now is the time for action, not more studies, and that’s what we are committed to."

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