‘Calgary’ judge allows Haida Elder’s defamation suit against Catholic Church to proceed

A “Calgary” judge has declined the Catholic Church’s application to strike down a residential “school” survivor’s class action against them, allowing her defamation lawsuit to proceed. In his decision last week, J.R. Farrington said that the basic essentials in Haida Elder Sphenia Jones’s pleading of defamation over alleged denialist comments…

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Day school settlement has paid out $5.7B in claims. A Supreme Court petition says survivors were shortchanged

A Cree survivor of the federal Indian day school system is asking Canada’s top court to intervene in a multibillion-dollar settlement agreement amid allegations survivors have been shortchanged and retraumatized by the compensation process, CBC News has learned…

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Proposed class-action lawsuit aims to compensate children of residential school survivors

A new class-action lawsuit is being proposed to compensate children of residential school survivors for inter-generational trauma, APTN News has learned. Saskatchewan lawyer Tony Merchant filed the statement of claim in Federal Court Wednesday. The claim still needs to be authorized by a judge to proceed, which could…

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Ile-a-la-Crosse residential school survivors looking to stay proceedings in old class action to support newer class action

The plaintiffs in the Gardiner class action lawsuit, on behalf of the Survivors of the Ile-a-la-Crosse Residential School will be in court this morning (Wed). They are seeking a stay of proceedings in the case brought by Merchant Law Group that has been inactive for nearly two decades…

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