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Jordan’s Principle order may cost feds $15B in compensation, PBO says – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202146 Views

February 24, 2021

The parliamentary budget office (PBO) says it could cost the federal government up to $15 billion to compensate First Nations families and children impacted by the child welfare system, as well as denials or delays of essential services.

The figure updates the budget office’s initial estimate to include thousands more children, parents and grandparents who would qualify for the $40,000 payments under recent developments in the case.

Jordan’s Principle requires governments to cover the cost of services for First Nations children, and work out any disputes over jurisdiction afterwards.

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the government to compensate children and families who had been denied service, or faced delays.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7658747/jordans-principle-15b-compensation-pbo/

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