Extension for Eligibility Claims an Important Win for Sixties Scoop Survivors: NDP MP Gazan

“I had approached Leah for her support in seeking justice for Sixties Scoop survivors/adoptees in the class action settlement," said Katherine Legrange, Director of the 60’s Scoop Legacy of Canada and a Winnipeg Centre resident. "We are so pleased that an extension was provided for some of the applicants in order for survivors/adoptees to establish their claims, given the huge injustices we've already experienced.”

Last week, Gazan wrote letters to the Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller and the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett asking for an extension to the 45-day deadline for adoptees to gather additional information for their claims. This was followed by a pointed question by Gazan to the Prime Minister last week in which she called for an extension and justice for survivors/adoptees.

"I am pleased the Government heeded the call to help adoptees and extend the settlement application date,” said Gazan. “This is a small step and adoptees/ survivors deserve justice. There is no reconciliation in the absence of justice."

Leah Gazan
(204) 984-1675

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