made headlines across Canada.Earlier this month, Robin Tomlin's story
Forty-two years ago, a homophobic slur — the word "Fag" — was printed next to his name in his high-school yearbook.
This week, the North Vancouver school board gave the 60-year-old man the apology he'd been actively seeking since 1999.
"They made a very sincere apology," Tomlin revealed at a press conference outside Argyle secondary, shortly after the long-awaited private meeting with district officials. "It's a happy day."
"I hope that the school district's apology will bring some peace and long overdue closure for Mr. Tomlin and his family," said superintendent John Lewis, reading from a prepared statement. "We share a common and continued concern for the youth of today and an interest in creating a more positive environment for the future."
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