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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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