NDP confronts Liberals on Dept of Justice denying 3000 residential school survivors justice due to a technicality
Please tell them that - they are more likely to do the right thing if they hear that some of their supporters care about the issue enough to take 20 minutes and write an e-mail.
I'll do that but so could anyone. I'm not a member of the party so I don't think they would take my comments more seriously than anyone else's.
Has the government answered the letter you wrote them yet?
I still haven't heard back from the government on this (see post #36 & #38). Here's a recent article on it and on the IAP process: [url]http://aptn.ca/news/2016/10/20/ottawa-breaching-indian-residential-schoo... I'm guessing nothing has changed.
“The way that government lawyers have taken advantage of the stature of the government to, in effect, seek and obtain rulings that allows them to avoid further responsibility or the responsibility which they said they would undertake during the negotiations of the settlement agreement causes me concern,” said Sinclair, in an interview with APTN’s political show Nation to Nation which aired Thursday. “I think in fact it is a breach of the settlement agreement….I am convinced survivors…would not have agreed to or approved the settlement agreement if they’ve known the government would come back later and say, now we intend to exclude these schools going forward.”
Sinclair was referring to the so-called administrative split, a tactic used by federal lawyers to defeat claims by arguing Ottawa’s responsibility for incidents did not extend to areas of residential school compounds after they were transferred administratively to other agencies.