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Government of Canada found liable in Sixties Scoop ruling

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 11:42 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Jeffery Wilson, lead counsel for the groundbreaking First Nations class action on the Sixties Scoop, said yesterday’s ruling in favour of the Sixties Scoop survivors was a little emotional for him.

The eight-year legal battle ended with Justice Edward Belobaba siding with First Nations claimants and declaring that the federal government failed in their duty of care to indigenous children who were taken from their homes and placed in foster care between 1965 and 1984. This failure cost the affected individuals their identity as indigenous peoples,...