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Indigenous residential school records can be destroyed, Supreme Court rules -

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that thousands of sensitive records pertaining to abuses at Indigenous residential schools are confidential and should be destroyed. In a unanimous decision released Friday, the top court said the collection of ...and more »

Sask. lawyer at centre of massive effort to contact 37000 residential school survivors after court ruling -

A Saskatoon lawyer will be at the centre of a massive effort to ask 37,000 residential school survivors if they want their records preserved. The campaign is the result of Friday's Supreme Court of Canada ruling. The court ruled unanimously that ...and more »

SCC rules residential school survivors' testimony should be kept private - Canadian Lawyer Magazine

SCC rules residential school survivors' testimony should be kept private The Supreme Court of Canada ruled testimony of residential school survivors must be kept private. The Supreme Court of Canada has found that records of the sensitive testimony of ...and more »

Indigenous peoples can decide fate of residential-school settlement records, Supreme Court rules - The Globe and Mail

Survivors of Canada's residential schools for Indigenous people can destroy records of their "monstrous" abuse if they wish, because that is what the federal government promised them, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously on Friday. The records ...and more »

Updated: IAP records to be destroyed after 15 years unless claimants consent to archiving: Supreme Court - The Lawyer's Daily

The Supreme Court has affirmed 7-0 that the more than 37,000 former students of Indian residential schools who claimed compensation from Ottawa for historic physical and sexual abuse are entitled to decide whether their personal records created during ...and more »

Records of residential school abuses can be destroyed: SCC - CTV News

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada says records detailing the abuse of former residential school students can eventually be destroyed. The unanimous high court ruling today brings clarity to an issue that pitted the privacy of victims against the ...and more »

Records of residential school abuses can one day be destroyed: top court -

Ivan Bomberry gives tours of the Mohawk Institute, a former residential school in Brantford, to students from area schools in grades 6 and up. The building housed 185 children boys and girls ages 4- 16 years until 1950. It is the last residential ...and more »

Colby Cosh: The Supreme Court ordering official records destroyed?! Actually, good call - National Post

It is worth saying this about the Supreme Court's Thursday decision in the case of Canada v. Fontaine: it hurts. Commission chairman Justice Murray Sinclair, centre, and fellow commissioners Marie Wilson, right, and Wilton Littlechild discuss the ...and more »

SCC: Residential Schools Settlement Agreement records may be destroyed - CBA National (blog)

In Canada v. Fontaine, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that files on individual residential school survivors may be destroyed. What the dispute was about: The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, implemented over a decade ago, settled ...and more »

Residential school records to be destroyed - Winnipeg Free Press

Survivors of residential school abuse will need to contact the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation if they want their personal records to be preserved. The Supreme Court said the sensitive material should be destroyed after 15 years. The ...and more »