AFN lawyer rips Ottawa’s ‘callous’ and ‘heartless’ arguments on day two of judicial reviews – APTN News

AFN lawyer rips Ottawa’s ‘callous’ and ‘heartless’ arguments on day two of judicial reviews – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202191 Views

Caring Society says Canada’s pledge to compensate through class action is a ‘divide and conquer’ approach the court should reject

The Assembly of First Nations and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society seized the chance to punch holes in Canada’s arguments — calling them callous, heartless, paternalistic and colonial — on day two of Ottawa’s bid to quash a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling that orders compensation for victims of systemic discrimination.

Federal politicians have insisted a class action is the better way to compensate because it differentiates between and is proportional to varying levels of pain and suffering.

But critics have accused Canada of shopping around the legal system — playing the tribunal off against the class action in an attempt to save money — a point Caring Society counsel Sarah Clarke made on Tuesday.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/afn-lawyer-rips-ottawas-callous-and-heartless-arguments-on-day-two-of-judicial-reviews/

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