By Marc Lalonde Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal announced recently that an historic settlement the government negotiated to compensate Indigenous children wrongly put through the foster system doesn’t go far enough in compensating victims. The $20 billion settlement doesn’t do enough in two key respects, the CHRT said in its ruling, not all victims or survivors were covered by the agreement, and a list of all the categories of victims and survivors was removed from the agreement. On June 30, the Assembly of First Nations and the federal government signed a $20-billion agreement to compensate victims of `discriminatory underfunding’ of First Nations Child and Family Services (FNCFS) Program, the AFN said. The endorsement of the Human Rights Tribunal and Federal Court were conditions for the agreement.
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