Federal Court strikes down request from Canada to have human rights tribunal ruling put on hold – APTN News

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November 29, 2019

Canada has lost an effort to have a ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) put on hold until the Federal Court heard a judicial review of its compensation ruling.

Specifically, Canada wanted the court to pause a Dec. 10, 2019 order to have the government meet with the parties involved to work out a plan to compensation thousands of First Nations children who were apprehended by the on-reserve childe welfare system.

Just two days after closing arguments, Justice Paul Favel returned with a decision: the Crown’s request to have the CHRT’s ruling put on hold until the judicial review is heard, as well, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society’s request to postpone the same judicial review, were both denied.

“Much of the parties’ respective arguments revolved around the legality or reasonableness of the Compensation ruling,” Favel’s 12-page judgement, issued Friday, said. “These arguments relate to the merits of the underlying judicial review application.

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