Update – July 2015

Our class action case management judge, Justice Belobaba, held a case conference on June 26, 2015 with the lawyers on both sides at the Court House in Toronto.

He directed that the trial of the common issues in this class action will be heard in June 2016. This will be the first Canadian case on the issues of cultural genocide and the Sixties Scoop.

After five years of procedural appeals by the federal Crown which had sought to strike out the claims by the survivors of the Sixties Scoop, a trial date has finally been set.

The Crown has advised the court that it is not interested in, and is not asking for any mediation, or any involvement of a Mediator, prior to trial.

The Crown has been asked and has agreed to determine if it has in its possession any listings of those Indian children who were subject to the federal /provincial funding agreement with Ontario for the care of Indian children. These were the children of the Sixties Scoop who were removed from their First Nations’ traditions, culture, language, and identity.

Formal notification to the class members is currently being prepared, and will be subject to mandatory court approval. That notification will be distributed as widely as possible, at Canada’s expense, and is intended to include advertising in various media, as well as direct notification to bands in Ontario. Notification is also proposed in the United States, where a significant number of Ontario children were adopted.

Stay posted as we will continue to post news as the case progresses.

Author: Sixties Scoop Lawsuit

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4 thoughts on “Update – July 2015”

  1. Does this include your parents being reared in the day schools run by those nuns and priest in the churches where they were not allowed to speak there language and were being abused in/by the day schools….And we there children being abused in the day schools run by the provinces in the inner city day schools. And we also were being abused and humiliated during the day school and grabbed and squeezed at the back of our necks, hit with bare knuckles on our head, hit with yard sticks, strapped and had to sit in the corner with our hands under our bottoms.(ass)

  2. This lawsuit is specifically for those who were removed from their Ontario reserves between December 1, 1965 and December 31, 1984, placed in the care of non-aboriginal foster or adoptive parents and not raised in accordance with their aboriginal customs, traditions, and practices.

  3. On one hand you state, “If you don’t remember, file anyway”. On the other hand, the questions force and imply a yes or no specific answer? Myself and 8 siblings went into Foster Care more times than we can count. ALL were caucasion Foster Care homes. I personally suffered abuse both mentally and physically. I was neglected and even left to myself with no interaction at all. Some of my siblings even suffered sexual abuse, along with the other abuses. The Children’s Aid were always removing us from our home, based on their assessments with or without my mother’s permission. I don’t understand why specific Reserve children have more of a case, while the same disasterous targets were Urban Aboriginal Children? We were subjected to the same abuse, and location should not be the favoured scenerio here.

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