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Canada goes to court for money owed by Catholic Entities for IRSSA

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Canada had the Catholic Church in court Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench for unpaid residential school money. The federal government said the Catholic Entities, which was one of four churches to sign the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, still owes $1.6 million. The Aboriginal Healing Foundation, which ceased operation in September, was originally supposed to receive $29 million from the Catholic Entities. That amount was dropped to $18 million. The Catholic Entities claim the remaining $1.6 million was spent on lawyers and legal fees and is a legitimate expense. In a submission to the court, federal prosecutors call the legal/consultant fees, “excessive, abusive and were paid for monies that were clearly destined to the AHF.”