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Offline JMT

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Government Attempts to Block Decision on 60s Scoop
« on: February 08, 2017, 03:28:34 pm »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/sixties-scoop-judge-ruling-federal-government-1.3972395

An extraordinary 11th-hour government attempt to stop a judge from ruling on a bitter eight-year legal fight over the Sixties Scoop is under fire from the plaintiffs and observers, who denounced it Wednesday as galling and unprecedented political interference in judicial proceedings.

In a blistering note to Ontario Superior Court, the plaintiffs urge Justice Edward Belobaba to reject the Liberal government's request to put his decision on ice one week before he was expected to issue it.

"It is difficult to provide a measured and professional response to this request by new counsel for (Canada)," Morris Cooper, one of the plaintiffs' lawyers said in an email to Belobaba obtained by The Canadian Press.

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So much for a new relationship with indigenous people.

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I"m one of those 'scooped' and now we have to face NOT getting the remainder of the $50K for loss of language, culture, identity. We might just get $4K as the final installment. I was sickened reading the update stating ' indigeniety no long considered'. I'm wondering now, what? now non-FN got paid so they (lawyers) would meet their 'quota of 16K to DROP the settled amount to $4K? awful. Over all, I'd view it as 'it's ok for ALL those people to have 'abused' those children' as the final message.
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I"m one of those 'scooped' and now we have to face NOT getting the remainder of the $50K for loss of language, culture, identity. We might just get $4K as the final installment. I was sickened reading the update stating ' indigeniety no long considered'. I'm wondering now, what? now non-FN got paid so they (lawyers) would meet their 'quota of 16K to DROP the settled amount to $4K? awful. Over all, I'd view it as 'it's ok for ALL those people to have 'abused' those children' as the final message.

the settlement was 'capped' at $25K... according to the Settlement Agreement: if between 20,000 and 30,000 Eligible Class Members are approved by the Administrator, each Eligible Class Member will receive $25,000 total compensation. Per the source, 'sixtiesscoopsettlement.info', as of March, 2022:


as your post reads, you're a part of the 'pre-20K' figure grouping that received an interim payment of $21K and, again per the settlement agreement, with the 20K-to-30K threshold met, you're now eligible for a final $4K payment.