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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions - Procedure - Stay of action due to parallel proceeding

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 8:30 AM  

Motion by the plaintiffs from an order staying their proposed class action in favour of another proposed class proceeding. The action concerned damages arising from the government policy in the 1960s to remove Aboriginal children from their families and place them with non-Aboriginal parents. In 2015, the appellants commenced their action against Manitoba and Canada seeking damages for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and cultural genocide. In 2016 another action was commenced against the Attorney General of Canada as the only named defendant seeking damages for...