Lawyer suing Canada over lack of action to stop violence against Indigenous women and girls
Tony Merchant’s eight-month suspension starts Feb. 1, 2021.
Canada argues plaintiff not a good fit for civil suit
This isn’t the first class-action to allege that colonization and discrimination have harmed Indigenous peoples.
A five-day hearing is scheduled to wrap up Friday in Regina.
The suit asks for $600 million due to inaction from feds to deal with violence against Indigenous women.
Nearly 200 Sixties Scoop survivors filled a makeshift courtroom in Saskatoon on Thursday as hearings began for the proposed $800-million settlement.
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Ottawa is currently negotiating a 60s Scoop compensation claim with a lawyer it says overbilled the government during the residential school process.