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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Class or representative actions - Settlements - Approval

Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 8:22 AM  

Determination of whether to approve a settlement agreement. During the Sixties Scoop, an estimated 22,400 Indigenous children nation-wide were scooped from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents over a 40-year time period. The Sixties Scoop generated some 23 actions in superior and federal courts across the country. The Ontario action before this Court, Brown v. Canada, was the most advanced and it was this case that established Canada’s liability in tort to the Sixties Scoop survivors in Ontario. Canada agreed to settle...