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Tribunal orders Canada to compensate parents who lost children in care – APTN News
by ahnationtalk onMarch 17, 202057 Views
March 16, 2020
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered Canada Monday to pay the estates of children who died in the on-reserve child welfare system which federal lawyers had argued didn’t qualify for compensation.
This also includes the estates of children that died waiting for medical services that should have been covered under Jordan’s Principle.
Canada had argued in part that the estates of children couldn’t face discrimination, so therefore didn’t qualify for compensation.
Monday’s ruling comes after the tribunal first ordered Canada on Sept. 6 to compensate First Nation children who were removed from their homes and put in a purposely underfunded child welfare system between 2006 to present day. It awarded $40,000 each, the maximum the tribunal is allowed.