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Appeal Court rules judges should stay out of residential school claims

 

January 17, 2017



Judges have no general right to interfere with compensation decisions involving claims by victims of Canada's notorious Indian residential schools, Ontario's top court said Monday.

In written reasons for an oral decision rendered in December, the Court of Appeal said a Superior Court justice overstepped his powers by awarding money to a rape victim whose claims were rejected under the independent assessment process known as the IAP.

"The IAP represents a comprehensive, tailor-made scheme for the resolution of claims by trained and experienced adjudicators, selected according to specified criteria and working under the direction of the chief adjudicator," the Appeal Court said.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/residential-claim-iap-appeal-court-1.3938080

 

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