Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized Sunday for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident in which hundreds of Indians seeking a better life in Canada were turned away.
Harper was speaking to a crowd of about 8,000 people in Surrey, B.C., which has a large Indian community.
But as soon as he left the stage members of the Sikh community rushed to the podium denouncing the apology and said they wanted it made on the floor of the House of Commons.
"The apology was unacceptable," said Jaswinder Singh Toor, president of The Descendants of Komagatamaru Society.
If it makes you feel better, I have it on good authority that Harper doesn't really care for it either.