Challenging human rights tribunal compensation order ‘incomprehensible’: Jane Philpott – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 2019160 Views

October 10, 2019

The former minister of Indigenous Services finds it hard to believe that the federal government is fighting a human rights tribunal order to compensate First Nations children scooped into a purposely under-funded child welfare system.

“I think it’s a big disappointment,” Philpott said, earlier this week while taking a break from campaigning as an independent in the riding of Markham-Stouffville in the federal election.

“It’s something that the government has been aware of for some time and it strikes me as incomprehensible why they would be reviewing this decision.”

The federal government isn’t just asking the Federal court to judicially review the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s Sept. 6 order to pay the maximum amount of compensation to children in care and their families.

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