Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

On November 23, 2005, the Canadian federal government announced the IRSSA compensation package [2]. It is the largest class action lawsuit in Canadian history. On June 11, 2008, Prime Minister Harper apologized “on behalf of the Canadian government and all Canadians for violently removing Aboriginal children from their homes and communities to attend Indian boarding schools. They examined Winnipeg lawyer Howard Tennenhouse, Calgary lawyer David Blott and Vancouver lawyer Stephen Bronstein, as well as many other lawyers. Ish”personally told Tennenhouse to the Law Society of Manitoba, which eventually appointed the experienced lawyer and reimbursed nearly a million dollars to clients. A Vancouver judge suspended Blott and others he worked with as a result of the CAP`s work after the plaintiffs complained of being improperly charged for loans, fees, penalties and interest – which was prohibited by the CAP. . . .