Appeal Hearing

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, the Ontario Divisional Court will hear Canada’s appeal of the September 27, 2013 decision of Justice Belobaba.

The hearing will take place at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, commencing at 10:30 am. Those seeking to attend should come much earlier as all persons must check through court security.

This is the appeal about 16,000 Aboriginal children who lost their identities as aboriginals between 1965 to 1984 in Ontario.

This is the case where two judges of the Ontario Superior Court have approved the action as a class proceeding so that the interests of these 16,000 Aboriginal children, who lost their culture and identity, are not forgotten.

Both judges dismissed Canada’s request of the Court to throw the case out as not disclosing any reasonable cause of action.

The hearing is open to the public. Check this website at the beginning of November. We will confirm the court room address. Send us an email at or contact Ms. Graham at 416-956-5625 to let us know if you will be attending, and thank you.

Author: Sixties Scoop Lawsuit

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  1. We had the honour and privelage of adopting our son in 1972 from Georgina Island, Ontario. In 1989, we bought a home on Georgina Island, leased land, in our son’s name and ours. It was our intention that our son would have a safe and secure home and environment after we were gone. He has FAS. It didn’t work out that way. After living there for 2 1/2 years, the locatee Hugh, Buzzy Big Canoe, decided he wanted the property for his daughter, the present chief of Georgina Island. On December 26th, under the threat of physical force and pepper spray, the Georgina Island police removed all three of us from our home. Our son is a band member and this should never of been allowed to take place. We were not allowed to retrieve any of our possessions. Even band members were not allowed to go to our property and remove our possessions. We had Peter Danson LLB from Toronto representing us. Finally, we were told that we could return on May 13th, 2001. Two days before our return, a police officer called and left a message that he had checked our home and the house and all the contents had been destroyed by water damage and red mould!!! Apparentley, residents of the island (band members) had complained about the lack of water pressure for several weeks, and the water maitenance department, Wayne Hoag, had tried to locate the leak but was not allowed on to our property. We know the water was turned off by the water department shortly after we left the island but we don’t know who stole the key to turn it back on. But we do know there was a water connection in the home of Derek Big Canoe, Buzzy Big Canoe’s son and Donna Big Canoe’s brother.. We have been in court for the past 13 years at a financial cost of $125,000. in legal fees. Last May 13th, 2013 was to be our trial date, however, I required emergency surgery on April 13th, 2013 and had to remain inmobile for a six month period. We asked for a new trial date but the lawyers for the band would not consent. We just walked away at that point. We do know that the case is still sitting open at the Newmarket court house. We would love to find someone who would take this case on. Anyways, that is our experience at trying to reconcile our son with his people. He is friends with many and has met family members but there still is a BCR against him and us. Incedently, the present chief, Donna Big Canoe, built her home on the property while our land lease was still in effective.
    Also. the chief at the time, Bill McCue, Donna’s uncle, wrote letters to people ie Grand Chief Mathew Coon Come and several lawyers guaranting the safety of our home and contents. If you would like to learn more, we can be reached at 905-473-3555.

    Wendy Lightfoot

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