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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 »

Victims' privacy overrides federal government's wish to preserve residential school records, Supreme Court rules - Toronto Star

OTTAWA— The promise of privacy to encourage abuse victims to tell their story overrides the government's wish to preserve for future generations individual records of the horrors of the Indian residential school system, the country's top court ruled ...and more »

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

The Supreme Court of Canada has found that records of the sensitive testimony of residential school survivors from settlement hearings will be kept confidential. Last year, the federal government asked the Supreme Court of Canada to consider the issue ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says records detailing the abuse of former residential school students can eventually be destroyed. The 7-0 high court ruling Friday brings clarity to an issue that pitted the privacy of victims against 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 »

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. In a unanimous (7-0) ruling, the court agreed that records and transcripts of residential-school survivor testimony collected under the ...and more »

Residential school records to be destroyed - Winnipeg Free Press

Hey there, time traveller! This article was published 7/10/2017 (348 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current. The director of the Winnipeg-based National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation said it is getting the word out to survivors ...and more »