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'60s Scoop Ruling: Canada Failed To Protect Indigenous Children, Judge Rules

16.2.17

'60s Scoop Ruling: Canada Failed To Protect Indigenous Children, Judge Rules: [huffingtonpost.ca] The ruling in the long-running and bitterly fought class action paves the way for an assessment of damages the government will now have to pay.

In siding with the plaintiffs, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba found Canada had breached its "duty of care'' to the children.

The lawsuit launched eight years ago sought $1.3 billion on behalf of about 16,000 indigenous children in Ontario who claimed they were harmed by being placed in non-aboriginal homes from 1965 to 1984 under terms of a federal-provincial agreement.


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