Federal Court “Sixties Scoop” Class Action, October 5, 2017
October 5, 2017
Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto announces that survivors of the Sixties Scoop have entered into a pan-Canadian settlement with the Government of Canada. The settlement between Sixties Scoop survivors and Canada will create a foundation funded by Canada to enable change and reconciliation, access to education, healing and wellness, and to commemorate activities for communities and individuals. The foundation will be funded with at least $50 million dollars. The settlement will also provide compensation to all “Indians” (as defined in the Indian Act as those registered or entitled to be registered as Indian) and “Inuit” persons who were removed from their homes in Canada from 1951 to 1991 and placed in the care of non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents. The settlement provides that Canada will pay at minimum $500 million and at maximum $750 million to qualified claimants.