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Cree judge appointed to tribunal compensation case for First Nations kids in care – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201917 Views

October 17, 2019

Federal Justice Paul Favel from Poundmaker Cree Nation has been appointed to manage the parties involved in a compensation case that has pitted Canada against First Nations children over receiving thousands of dollars in compensation.

The appointment of Favel, by Chief Justice Paul Crampton of the Federal court, suspends a scheduled hearing on Oct. 23, two days after the federal election.

“I think it’s good, right? It’s just more representation at the bench and we just need more of these people to come forward and serve in that capacity,” said Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS), the lead plaintiff in the discrimination case against Canada.

“So I think just given the nature of the case, that they put it right into case management with a judge which is good for us, good for the kids.”

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