81 St. Anne’s residential school compensation cases require ‘significant review,’ says court filing – CBC

81 St. Anne’s residential school compensation cases require ‘significant review,’ says court filing – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 202170 Views

Sep 02, 2021

St. Anne’s survivors battled Conservative, Liberal governments over suppressed police records

An official appointed by the Ontario Superior Court has found 81 compensation cases involving the notorious St. Anne’s residential school require “significant review,” as their outcomes could have been impacted by evidence contained in police records that the federal government failed to disclose.

According to an interim report filed with the court on Aug. 17, retired B.C. judge Ian Pitfield found those 81 cases included instances where survivors received either no compensation or a lower award over credibility questions around the severity of the alleged abuse.

“The claims that will require significant review … number 81 in total,” Pitfield wrote in the filing.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/st-annes-review-compensation-1.6161642

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