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Court rules in favor of '60s Scoop survivors

 

Last updated 03/13/2017 at 2:28pm

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After a long eight-year wait, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba ruled that Canada had "breached its 'duty of care' to the children. This landmark decision will have a profound effect on thousands of children who were taken from their homes and placed in non-Indigenous homes, a government action that became known as "the Sixties Scoop".

TORONTO, ON-After a long eight-year wait, a landmark decision has finally been reached that will have a profound effect on thousands of children who were taken from their homes and placed in non-Indigenous homes, a government action that became known as "the Sixties Scoop".

An Ontario judge ruled on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017, that Canada's government failed First Nations children during the 1960s by placing them with non-Native families which in most cases caused them to lose their Indigenous heritage.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba rules that Canada had "...



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