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Whelton Hiutin LLP Appearing in Appeal Seeking to Extend Claim Timelines for Indigenous Day Schools Settlement

Whelton Hiutin LLP lawyers Richard Macklin and Arlene Campbell will be appearing in the Federal Court of Appeal on February 6, 2024 on behalf of the Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council to argue for an extension of the time for individuals to make claims under the Indigenous Day Schools Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement aims to compensate survivors for the harms and abuses they suffered while attending federally-operated day schools. The appeal seeks to overturn an earlier decision denying the extension request. The basis for the extension request is that, among other things, virtually the entire claims process took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented survivors from receiving the necessary notice, advice, and support to claim compensation for their harms.