Koskie Minsky LLP and Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP are counsel in a class action against the Attorney General of Canada on behalf of Métis and Non-Status Indian survivors of the Sixties Scoop.
On June 7, 2021, the Federal Court certified this action as a class proceeding. The Court defined the following persons as members of the class:
“All Indigenous persons, as referred to by the Supreme Court of Canada in Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development), 2016 SCC 12, at para. 6, excluding Indian persons (as defined in the Indian Act) and Inuit persons, who were removed from their homes in Canada between January 1, 1951 and December 31, 1991 and who were placed in the care of non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents.”
Notice of certification of this class action began on July 2, 2021. If you meet this definition, you have a choice of whether or not to stay in the class:
- To stay in the class, you do not have to do anything. You will be bound by all Court orders in the class action and you will have no right to sue Canada individually over the issues in the class action. If any money or benefit is awarded in the future, you may need to submit a claim to receive money or benefits.
- To remove yourself from the class, you have to “opt out”. If you remove yourself from the class, you will not be bound by any Court orders in the class action and you will not receive any money or benefit that might be awarded in the future. However, you will keep your right to sue Canada individually for the issues in the class action.
To opt out, you must submit an Opt Out Form postmarked by November 3, 2021 to:
- By mail:
Koskie Minsky LLP
20 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3R3
For further information, or if you are a class member, please complete the form below, call us at 1-866-778-7986, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org