Hearings to certify MMIWG class action against Canada starts Monday – APTN News

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Hearings to certify MMIWG class action against Canada starts Monday – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202050 Views

Sep 16, 2020

Arguments to certify a class action lawsuit that alleges the federal government is responsible for finding ways to end the epidemic of violence against missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (mmiwg) and compensating families who suffered losses are scheduled to start next week.

The action – Bigeagle vs. Her Majesty the Queen, which is seeking $600-million in damages, is scheduled to be heard in Federal Court in Regina starting Monday.

Saskatchewan lawyer Tony Merchant said he can’t believe the federal government is fighting the certification.

“The Government of Canada has not taken any steps to implement the important recommendations of the Murdered and Missing Inquiry,” Merchant said in a news release.

“And, making that worse, take the amazing position before the Federal Court of Canada that the case should not be certified and that Canada is not responsible for these wrongs.”

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/hearings-to-certify-mmiwg-class-action-against-canada-starts-monday/

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