Historic Sixties Scoop Class Action Case Granted Certification

Justice E. Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, this morning, announced the certification of the class proceeding of 16,000 surviving children of Ontario’s “60’s Scoop”.

After 4 years of procedural wrangling since representative plaintiffs Chief Marcia Brown (Martel) and Robert Commanda commenced the claim, Justice Belobaba dismissed the federal Crown’s attack upon the claim as without a legal basis and indicated that written reasons would follow in September.

A detailed update will follow later.

Latest on the 60’s Scoop Case

In its June 28th, 2013 court filed document, Canada asserts 16,000 children’s loss of aboriginal identity was in their best interests.

Canada says it had no responsibility for the 60’s Scoop and, in fact, what took place was for the children’s own good.

The class action motion is proceeding and it will be heard in Toronto on July 15th, July 16th and July 18th, 2013 in Courtroom #5, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto. 

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