The Calgary law firm at the centre of a residential school compensation scandal is closing its doors at the end of the month.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan unveiled a stained glass window in honour of residential school survivors Monday, marking the June 11, 2008, anniversary of the prime minister’s apology for one of the darkest periods in Canadian history.
In a major development, a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled this week that the Blott and Company law firm and its associates exploited thousands of vulnerable survivors of residential schools as part of a scheme to maximize their profits.
A Calgary law firm under fire for the way it handled residential school survivor compensation cases was cleared in two earlier peer reviews, a lawyer representing the firm says.