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Ottawa ordered to compensate First Nations children impacted by on-reserve child welfare system

 

September 9, 2019



Ottawa must pay potentially billions of dollars in compensation to First Nations children harmed by the on-reserve child welfare system, following a ruling Friday by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that also called for payments to some of their parents and grandparents.

The tribunal ordered the federal government to pay $40,000 to each child — the maximum allowed under the Canadian Human Rights Act — who was apprehended or taken from their homes on reserve, no matter what the reason.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/child-welfare-on-reserve-compensation-1.5272667

 

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