Class Action In Toronto Progresses: ‘Scoop Children Back In Toronto Court’
July 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
July 15, 2013, “A class action lawsuit filed on the basis that young First Nations people were deprived of their cultural identity was expected to be in the courts on Monday.”
“Between 1965 and 1985, an estimated 16,000 Aboriginal children in Ontario were removed from their homes and placed in other — mostly non-native — communities in what is called by some “the 60s scoop.”
This suit in Toronto includes only those Scoop Victims who were taken from biological homes in Ontario AND who were kept within Canada. There are separate class action suits building for at least each region within Canada. A separate class action suit is in earliest stages of development on behalf of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops. I’m told another class action – inspired by success of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops – is beginning to take shape in western Europe.
This suit also only includes those victims of ‘scooping’ who were taken within 1965-1985. Our research shows that ‘scooping’ took place until early 1990’s. The definition of a Scoop victim as being only those scooped between 1965-1985 is a problem unfortunately endemic to these suits and is a result of TRC-Canada increasingly tightening up the definition of ‘Scoop Victim’ over the last couple of years, as more Scoop Victims come forward, as all begin to coordinate, etc.
If you or someone that you know believe that you are a USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops please contact us via this form below and provide us with your contact information.