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“Precedent-setting landmark”

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day calls the Sixties Scoop decision a precedent-setting landmark. A judge has sided with the plaintiffs in a $1.3 billion class-action lawsuit.

The ruling says the government breached its “duty of care” to the children. About 16,000 Indigenous children were taken from their families and placed with non-native families during the Sixties Scoop.

The lawsuit was first launched eight years ago.

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