Q & A: Rejected residential school compensation cases in North to be reviewed, says lawyer – CBC

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Q & A: Rejected residential school compensation cases in North to be reviewed, says lawyer – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2016256 Views

Steven Cooper says 10-20 cases will be subject of internal review by lawyers

Feb 05, 2016

The federal government’s announcement that it will look into rejected residential school cases is giving hope to some people in the North.

This week, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett said her department will look into the cases of about 1,000 residential school students who have been disqualified from compensation by a technicality.

The issue centres on an administrative split created when the federal government took over the operation of some residential schools and left other institutions in the control of religious groups.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/residential-school-students-rejected-1.3435744

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