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COO July 19 Submission to Tribunal re: Compensation

Press Release

July 19, 2023


1. The complainants the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the respondent the Attorney General of Canada have filed a joint motion with the Tribunal (“Joint Motion”). This Joint
Motion asks the Tribunal to confirm that the revised minutes of settlement on compensation satisfy the Tribunal’s compensation orders concerning Canada’s willful and reckless discrimination in the provision of child and family services to First Nations and in the implementation of Jordan’s Principle (“revised
Compensation FSA”).

2. The Chiefs of Ontario (“COO”) consents to the Joint Motion.

3. In these written submissions and in the accompanying affidavit of Ruby Miller, affirmed July 19, 2023, COO also raises some concerns about how the revised Compensation FSA may inadvertently exclude some First Nations children and caregivers in Ontario, for the information of the Tribunal.

4. COO is not a party to the revised Compensation FSA and did not have the opportunity to provide input before the minutes of settlement were finalized, and as such, COO is raising these concerns now.

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