Ottawa negotiating with lawyer accused of over-billing for residential school work

Ottawa is currently negotiating a 60s Scoop compensation claim with a lawyer it says overbilled the government during the residential school process.

Investigative Reporter / Winnipeg

Award-winning reporter Kathleen Martens covers western and northern Canada for aptnnews.ca. A veteran of the Brandon Sun, Sun Media and APTN Investigates, she is based in APTN’s head office, specializing in stories about property, women’s rights and community.

10 thoughts on “Ottawa negotiating with lawyer accused of over-billing for residential school work

  1. government will wait till everyone die off like they did with residential then start paying off to old to spend just enough to cover funneral costs either way we indigenous lose

  2. is it gunna be like residential payment whereas the goverment waits till most people DIE off then start payment i was in residential never recieved any kind of payment sandybay first nation no records to be found

  3. Straight talk
    In Canada it is alright to steal children from Indigenous Families, if it happened to non first nations children, the criminals would be incarcerated. The pittance amount the government is paying out is a shame. Tony Merchant should hide in shame for taking the government to fill out forms and charging the abused more than he should have. Where is the JUSTICE for the Holocaust survivors of CANADA.

  4. government will wait till everyone die off like they did with residential then start paying off to old to spend just enough to cover funneral costs either way we indigenous lose

  5. is it gunna be like residential payment whereas the goverment waits till most people DIE off then start payment i was in residential never recieved any kind of payment sandybay first nation no records to be found

  6. Straight talk
    In Canada it is alright to steal children from Indigenous Families, if it happened to non first nations children, the criminals would be incarcerated. The pittance amount the government is paying out is a shame. Tony Merchant should hide in shame for taking the government to fill out forms and charging the abused more than he should have. Where is the JUSTICE for the Holocaust survivors of CANADA.

  7. what happen from the sixties scoop was result of of legislated acts by Ontario..All western law , human rights, contstitutional laws were designed for clonism and immigrants and aboriginal were never included. It was easy for child welfare agency to make a case and reason.s to remove children..because off their lifestyles and cultural. Theses law still exist as they were created 100 years ago. We were never part od any system or the right to own land and the contemporary living systems that satisies the laws of this land. For example Indian lived in log cabins no running water no beds, no baths, or any of the luxury the white society calls and takes for granted. In their laws everything was unfit and children needed protection otherwise. This all about assimulation as it was spoken in house of commence to make it so. They had neo understanding whatsoever about aboriginal what make the self sufficient…to now you have all the social ills today..homelessness. incarceration, welfare ans oup;ines etct etc..they sure did a good job on us and now where do start to clean up…they guilty of everything for the last 500 years
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  8. what happen from the sixties scoop was result of of legislated acts by Ontario..All western law , human rights, contstitutional laws were designed for clonism and immigrants and aboriginal were never included. It was easy for child welfare agency to make a case and reason.s to remove children..because off their lifestyles and cultural. Theses law still exist as they were created 100 years ago. We were never part od any system or the right to own land and the contemporary living systems that satisies the laws of this land. For example Indian lived in log cabins no running water no beds, no baths, or any of the luxury the white society calls and takes for granted. In their laws everything was unfit and children needed protection otherwise. This all about assimulation as it was spoken in house of commence to make it so. They had neo understanding whatsoever about aboriginal what make the self sufficient…to now you have all the social ills today..homelessness. incarceration, welfare ans oup;ines etct etc..they sure did a good job on us and now where do start to clean up…they guilty of everything for the last 500 years
    .

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