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Few choose to opt out of Sixties Scoop settlement as deadline passes – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201886 Views

By the afternoon of Oct. 31 only 2 people had opted out of the deal

Some victims of the Sixties Scoop had difficult decisions to make this week as they chose whether to opt out of a class action suit, or receive a cash settlement.

October 31 was the deadline for people outside Ontario who wanted to opt out of the settlement.

In 2017, the federal government announced it had reached a financial settlement with the survivors and families affected by the policy of putting Indigenous children in non-Indigenous care through foster care, adoption or becoming wards of the state. The policy has come to be known as the Sixties Scoop.

The class action suit argued that Indigenous and Inuit children who were victims of the Sixties Scoop lost their cultural identity and, as a result, suffered psychologically, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

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