Thursday, October 7, 2010

Residential Schools Case Entering Court of Appeal

The law firm representing this province’s residential school survivors will be fighting an appeal made by the Canadian Government.

Steven Cooper of Ahlstrom, Wright, Oliver and Cooper is representing the case.

In a letter to his clients, he says an appeal was filed by the Government of Canada against the Order of Judge Fowler.

Fowler had given the green light for the class action lawsuit to proceed in June, 2010.

The Government of Canada filed an appeal in July, 2010.

He says in early November, his law firm will defend the Order granted by Judge Fowler.

Cooper says that after the hearing, it may take months before they receive a decision.

But, he says, they will make the Court of Appeal aware of the urgency of the matter.

Cooper adds that another letter will be sent to his clients shortly after the hearing.

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