Not surprisingly, the Crown requested that the hearing scheduled for August 23 be adjourned until a later date. The proposed adjournment would not only postpone the case being heard (yet again), but would also derail Sixties Scoop Survivors’ plans for a rally and gathering prior to the court hearing.
Today, that request was rejected and we confirm the hearing is going forward as planned on August 23, 2016. The rally will begin outside the courthouse at Queen St. W. And University Ave. at 8:15 a.m.
Check out the event on Facebook here and please share with anyone who might want to come.
Date: August 23
Time: 8:15 a.m.
Place: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto (northeast corner of University Ave. and Queen St.)
Join Marcia Brown and other survivors of the Sixties Scoop for a rally outside the courthouse to begin our week in court. The case began 7 years ago and is now finally being heard.
ALL ARE WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT 1-866-360-5952 OR THESIXTIESSCOOPCLAIM@GMAIL.COM FOR INFORMATION ABOUT GROUP TRANSPORTATION.
Date: August 23, 2016
Time: 8:15 a.m.
Place: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto
Click here for a PDF of the poster for the hearing.
To read the Notice to the Class, please click here.
The opt-out deadline is April 22, 2016. Click here for the opt-out form.
THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CLASS MEMBERS:
Notice to the Class – ENGLISH
Notice to the Class – FRENCH
Notice to the Class – OJIBWAY
Notice to the Class – SWAMPY CREE
Please share this with everyone who may be affected by the Claim. Those who wish to opt out must do so by April 22, 2016 by filling out the following form:
Opt-Out Form – ENGLISH
Opt-Out Form – FRENCH
If you have any questions, please call Natalia Graham at 1-866-360-5952.
Please mark this date in your calendar:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Sixties Scoop Hearing in Toronto at the Osgoode Hall Court House
Please check in for further information as to the precise location of the Courtroom, and details of community events to honour the first case in the western world about:
Who is responsible when Nations’ children lose their identity?
• Will a change in Canada’s government mean a change in attitude towards the survivors of the Ontario Sixties Scoop?
• Will this government recognize the reality of the “Sixties Scoop”, the fact that is happened and the pain it caused for thousands of children and their families?
• Will this government sit down with the representative Plaintiff, Chief Marcia Martel to explore options for resolution other than litigation between a government with unlimited financial resources and a class of First Nations’ survivors of harm?
• The Chief Justice called what happened to those of the residential schools “cultural genocide”. This action used that very term 6 years earlier in the law suit. Why does the federal Crown refuse to embrace harm caused so that all Canadians can ensure this does not happen ever again to the children of all peoples?
Please stay tuned.
Your Ontario Sixties Scoop Class Action Steering Committee will soon be reporting to you about the next step in the litigation, as we have asked Class Action counsel to advise.
We will be posting the next step in the court case and where and when it will occur with the invitation for all to attend.