Indian Country 53 #1 – Sixties Scoop II
“Lawyers for indigenous people who were removed as children from their homes on reserves to be placed with non-aboriginal families are furious after the federal Liberal government asked a judge to consider withholding his imminent verdict in the now eight-year-old case.
The Justice Department wrote this week to Edward Belobaba, a Judge of the Ontario Superior Court, to ask for a meeting between all of the legal parties to discuss the timing of the judgment that Justice Belobaba planned to deliver on Feb. 16. The request came a few days after Carolyn Bennett, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, offered to negotiate a settlement in the case, known as the Sixties Scoop, which she said was a “dark and painful” chapter in Canada’s history.”
– The Globe and Mail, Sixties Scoop lawyers furious as government seeks to delay decision.
“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.”
– CBC News, Federal government slammed over attempt to block Sixties Scoop ruling.
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