First Nation wants Mi’kmaw woman’s human rights complaint ‘disposed of,’ a year after her death – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201846 Views

Human Rights Commission pursuing late woman’s case ‘in best interest of justice’

Jan 10, 2018

The family of a Mi’kmaw woman who died during the long wait for her human rights case over accessible housing to be heard says it’s “insulting” that the defendants are trying to have the case dismissed.

Representatives of Wagmatcook Mi’kmaq First Nation were in Halifax Federal Court Wednesday to ask for the “setting aside” of a Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) inquiry into the case of Wagmatcook community member, Annie Oleson, who died in February 2017.

Oleson and her son, Joey, filed a CHRC complaint in 2014, claiming that Oleson was being discriminated against based on her disability because the Wagmatcook band had not accommodated her need for a wheelchair-accessible home.

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