October 25, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claim to support Indigenous compensation is “out of step” with his legal submission to block it, according to a leading First Nations children’s advocate.
The federal government is fighting a $2 billion compensation ruling over failures in First Nations child services.
Today, a federal court is holding a case conference to look at the government’s request for a judicial review.
Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, told CTV’s Your Morning that Trudeau and opposition leader Andrew Scheer’s remarks that they would support compensation are “entirely out of step with their legal submissions that said they didn’t want to pay anything.”
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