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ABORIGINAL STATUS AND RIGHTS - Civil actions and liabilities - Historical grievances - Residential schools - Practice and procedure - Discovery - Evidence - Document retention and destruction - Settlements - Orders - Appeals

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 8:37 AM  

Appeal from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal substantially affirming a decision that records from a consolidated class action related to Indian Residential Schools should be destroyed following a 15-year retention period. From the 1860s to the 1990s, thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children were victims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse while at residential schools. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a number of individual and class actions were brought by survivors of residential schools. Class actions in nine provinces...