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Residential school survivor 'elated' by settlement talks


A woman from Nain—one of 1,200 former residential school students from this province suing for damages—says she's elated by a decision to halt the trial in a class action lawsuit so settlement talks can be held.

"I wasn't expecting it, but I'm very happy," said Cindy Dwyer. "After eight years of all this waiting, I'm actually elated."

Court proceedings were adjourned Monday after lawyers told the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador that they wanted time to try to reach a negotiated settlement.


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