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It should have never, ever have happened’: BMO CEO apologizes for arrest of Indigenous customers –

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202023 Views

The chief executive of Bank of Montreal is apologizing for an incident in which an Indigenous man and his 12-year-old granddaughter were handcuffed at one of the bank’s Vancouver branches last month.

“This is an unfortunate situation from start to finish. It should never, ever have happened,” Darryl White told BNN Bloomberg’s Amanda Lang Monday.

“If somebody walks into one of our branches, it should never, ever be the case that they walk out in handcuffs. And that’s what happened here.”

On Dec. 20, the pair were handcuffed at one of the bank’s Vancouver locations while trying to open an account. The Heiltsuk Tribal Council issued a statement last week saying the man who was arrested is a member of the community and an artist, carver and singer in Bella Bella, B.C.

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