Trudeau government appeals ruling on compensation to First Nations children – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2019111 Views

The federal government is appealing a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordering Ottawa to pay $2 billion in compensation to First Nations children and their families who were separated by a chronically underfunded child-welfare system.

The government on Friday officially asked the Federal Court to review of the tribunal’s September ruling.

In that decision, the tribunal said the federal government “wilfully and recklessly” discriminated against Indigenous children living on-reserve by not properly funding child and family services.

The result was a mass removal of Indigenous children from their parents for years in a system Indigenous leaders say had more First Nations kids living in foster care than at the height of the residential-schools era.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/5991248/appeal-indigenous-children-welfare/

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