Victory for First Nations Children and Families: Tribunal Orders Compensation (2019 CHRT 39)

September 6, 2019, marked another win for First Nations children and their families as the Canadian Human Right Tribunal (CHRT) found that Canada wilfully and recklessly discriminated against First Nations children. In this ruling, the CHRT ordered Canada to pay the maximum amount allowable under the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) to compensate First Nations children, youth and families who have been harmed by the child welfare system or were denied or delayed receipt of services due to Canada’s discriminatory implementation of Jordan’s Principle.

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