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Membertou day school survivors to get update on class action – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201828 Views

Lawsuit similar to one on residential schools certified in Federal Court earlier this year

Sep 24, 2018

Survivors of the Membertou Indian day school in Cape Breton are getting an update on a new class action lawsuit.

Lawyers will be on hand next month to provide information for anyone wanting to join the action.

The federal government and churches that ran residential schools settled a lawsuit with survivors in 2006.

Earlier this year, the Federal Court certified another class action on behalf of survivors of the day school system.

Gowling (Canada) WLG, which represents plaintiffs in the class action, says on its website that most of the day schools were run by the same church groups that ran residential schools, and that students reported suffering the same types of abuse.

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