Monday, August 20, 2012
This is an apology?
"The governor of the Bank of Canada made a rare "qualified" apology to Canadians Monday for offending them with the bank's decision not to use the image of an Asian woman on the new $100 bill.
In a statement from Ottawa, Mark Carney admits the bank made an error in judgment.
"The bank's handling of this issue did not meet the standards Canadians justifiably expect of us," Carney said.
The apology came after the central bank last week found itself at the centre of controversy when it was revealed it had scrapped its initial design celebrating the discovery of insulin that featured an Asian woman looking through a microscope after focus groups who were shown the picture complained."
The statement is not an apology. Here is a genuine apology:
"We have made a foolish decision that embarrasses us and has caused hurt to many Canadians. We have disappointed and let down a lot of people. We are very sorry and will make sure this type of foolish and insensitive mistake never happens again."