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NDP, Green Party call for new law to fix problems with Indigenous class action lawsuit settlements – CBC

Apr 12, 2024

Proposal comes after CBC News reports on claims that day school survivors were shortchanged

The federal NDP and Green Party are calling on the federal government to introduce a new law similar to one used by the U.S. for 9/11 victims to address problems with six Indigenous class action lawsuit settlement agreements.

Nunavut NDP MP Lori Idlout and Green Party Deputy Leader Jonathan Pedneault sent a letter to three federal ministers on Wednesday urging them to create an Indigenous Survivors Act.

The proposed legislation would allow First Nations, Métis and Inuit survivors mistreated by the federal government to apply for compensation and update their claims under the act after deadlines pass in their class action settlement agreements.

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