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147 residential school survivors get final chance to have cases heard – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201830 Views

Cases on brink of being shut out granted reprieve by B.C. judge

Jul 03, 2018

More than 100 residential school survivors on the brink of being permanently barred from the compensation process will get a final chance to enter the system that determines payouts for abuse, under a court ruling issued Friday.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Brenda Brown ruled the 147 cases would be handed over to lawyers for review and then submitted to the process that determines whether they qualify for compensation by Sept. 14.

The cases were initially deemed ineligible by disgraced Calgary law firm Blott and Co., and never filed.

​Friday’s ruling was deemed a “success” by the head of the independent counsel group that fought for them to be reviewed.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/residential-schools-compensation-cases-iap-judge-1.4732397

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