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329 people were killed in the bombing of Air India Flight 182 enroute from Canada to India in Irish airspace. Another bomb, intended for Air India Flight 301, detonated while in baggage transfer in Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and killed two Japanese baggage handlers.

These terrorist acts have been incorporated into the Canadian public memory, but the grief of those who lost loved ones continues to be unacknowledged. It is not merely the grief of losing one’s loved one that remains invisible, but the grief that the loss was not recognized by the Canadian government and fellow Canadians as a loss worthy of public mourning.