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Ottawa appeals First Nations children ruling

2019-11-25 14 Dailymotion

The federal Liberals say they are appealing a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling on First Nations children because it limits the families that could receive compensation to only those affected in the last 13 years. That appeal is underway in Ottawa, where the Justice Department lawyers are asking the Federal Court for a stay of execution of the tribunal's September order that the federal government must compensate First Nations families who were inappropriately split apart by the child welfare system.