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Quebec chief ends challenge to day school class-action settlement – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201966 Views

December 19, 2019

It’s an early Christmas present for thousands of plaintiffs involved with the Mclean Day School class-action settlement agreement.

A Quebec Indigenous leader has dropped his challenge of the proposed suit.

“On December 18, class counsel received a letter on behalf of Chief Paul-Émile Ottawa from his lawyer,” said a spokesperson for law firm Gowling WLG.

“The letter states Chief Ottawa does not intend to challenge the Federal Court of Appeal’s dismissal of his first appeal. It also expresses his intent to discontinue his second appeal.”

The recent legal intervention by Chief Ottawa, of the Atikamekw Council of Manawan, halted the settlement process and upset many of the plaintiffs, estimated to be between 120,000 and 140,000 in number.

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