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Canada liable for 'Sixties Scoop,' court of appeal rules

Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Jeff Buckstein

Ontario’s highest court has ruled that the federal government failed in its common law duty of care to consult Aboriginal bands before an estimated 16,000 children in the province were taken from their homes and parents in First Nations communities decades ago.

“There is no dispute about the fact that thousands of Aboriginal children living on reserves in Ontario were apprehended and removed from their families by provincial child welfare authorities over the course of the class period — from 1965 to 1984 — and were...