Government appeals against indigenous peoples’ compensation ruling · Dlf Nova

The Canadian government is taking legal action against the billions in compensation for indigenous people who were forcibly re-educated in boarding schools.

The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also stated that it is not against compensation. The appeal would concern the jurisdiction of the court and the allocation of the money. Now for three months an out-of-court settlement is to be sought with the plaintiffs.

At the end of September, Canada’s Federal Court of Justice upheld a ruling from 2016, according to which the government had to compensate the indigenous former boarding school children with the equivalent of almost 28,000 euros.

First Nations officials had asked Trudeau’s government not to appeal the verdict.

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