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Feds appeal Manitoba decision to ease compensation rules for residential school survivors


The federal government is appealing a decision made by a Manitoba judge that set a precedent that makes it easier for residential school survivors to receive compensation for sexual abuse.

J.W., as the claimant in the Manitoba case is called, alleges his genitals were grabbed by a nun and she threatened him with physical abuse while he was a student at a residential school.

After a lengthy battle fighting for compensation under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, a Manitoba judge ruled in August that J.W. didn't have to prove the nun's sexual intention as a requirement for compensation.


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