Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lawsuit on Labrador Residential Schools Postponed, Talks on Settlement Continue

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lawsuit on Labrador Residential Schools Postponed, Talks on Settlement Continue

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Residential school lawsuit postponed in N.L.

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The lawsuit alleging abuse of residential school survivors in Labrador has been postponed as the parties continue to discuss an out-of-court settlement.

A news release from lawyer Ches Crosbie on Friday afternoon says progress has been made, but moving discussions through the federal process is complex.

The lawsuit alleges abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Labrador.

The roughly 1,200 aboriginal plaintiffs were excluded from then-prime minister Stephen Harper's apology in 2008.

They also didn't receive part of a related compensation package that paid more than $4 billion to former students of aboriginal residential schools across the rest of Canada.

The trial was set to resume Monday, but has been delayed while opposing lawyers continue to meet with a retired judge in a bid to settle the almost eight-year-old case. …

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