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After a legal battle that lasted nearly a decade, a judge has ruled that the federal government is liable to thousands of Ontario natives who were removed from their communities and adopted into non-indigenous families in what became known as the Sixties Scoop.
In a remarkable decision which will change the analysis under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“the Convention”) all over Canada, Wilson Christen intervened on behalf of the Defence for Children International.
On Friday, the Canadian government took a step to make amends for that adoption program, which began in the 1960s and lasted till the 1980s, by agreeing to pay 750 million Canadian dollars in legal settlement.
Canadian judge rules in favor of forcibly adopted First Nations survivors
Government is responsible for trauma of 16,000 indigenous children removed from families in ‘Sixties Scoop’ between 1965 and 1984, judge said
Brenda's results are highlighted in the 2009 article 'Millionaire ordered to pay $31,015 a month in temporary child support' by Kirk Makin. Brenda secured the largest temporary child support awarded by a court in Canada.
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