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Cindy Blackstock asks Human Rights Tribunal to reject $20B child welfare compensation deal – CBC

Sep 15, 2022

Blackstock says the fixed sum doesn’t guarantee complainants a minimum amount

An Indigenous children’s rights advocate — whose 15-year battle with Ottawa led to a historic $40 billion settlement agreement over discrimination in the First Nations foster care system — is asking the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to send the compensation deal back to the drawing board.

Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, said the agreement negotiated between the federal government and the Assembly of First Nations fails to meet the reparation standard laid out by the tribunal ruling upon which the deal is based.

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