Class-Action Lawsuit Filed On Behalf of First Nations People Who Were Adopted Out During the 1960s Scoop

Tony Merchant, a Regina lawyer, has 57 plaintiffs from across Canada who have joined together to file a lawsuit against the federal government for the AIM (Adopt Indian Metis) Program that took Aboriginal children out of their families and communities in the 1960’s. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for cultural suppression, loss of sense of family, physical and emotional trauma, susceptibility to addictions and other factors. The government has 30 days to file a response.

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