Trc Settlement Agreement

With the support of the Assembly of First Nations and Inuit organizations, former students of housing students took the federal government and churches to court. Their cases led to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the largest class action in Canadian history. The purpose of the agreement was to begin repairing the damage caused by residential schools. In addition to compensating alumni, the agreement required the creation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, with a budget of $60 million over a five-year price. The benefits of federal benefits excluded survivors from residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Since Canada did not build or have residential schools in that province (Newfoundland did not belong to Canada when the schools opened), the federal government argued that it was not responsible for compensation for former students. After survivors filed a class action lawsuit against the government, a $50 million deal was completed on May 10, 2016. The transaction was approved on September 28, 2016 by Justice Robert Stack and the Supreme Court of Labrador. On November 24, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology to residential school survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador.

More than 800 survivors in the province are now closed. In Regina, Saskatchewan, on December 15, 2006, Justice Dennis Ball approved the „regulation of individual tuition and class fees” under the IRSSA. [17] The agreement was announced by the Canadian federal government on May 8, 2006 with its implementation in September 2007. The five main components of the IRSSA are the Common Experience Payment (CEP), the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Commemoration, and Health and Healing Services. [3] Dan Ish, after leaving the position of Senior Warrant Officer of the IAP, described challenges with private lawyers who allegedly illegally benefited from IRSSA benefits. They examined Winnipeg lawyer Howard Tennenhouse, Calgary lawyer David Blott, Vancouver lawyer Stephen Bronstein, and many other lawyers. Ish „personally reported Tennenhouse to the Manitoba Law Society, which eventually excluded the experienced lawyer and reimbursed nearly $1 million to clients.

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