Canada-wide Class Action Litigation Being Pursued Regarding Sixties Scoop and Comments on Today's Announcement by Dr. Carolyn Ann Bennett M.P., Canada's Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

OTTAWA and VANCOUVER, Feb. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Tony Merchant, Q.C. stated: "Today's announcement by Minister Carolyn Bennett (announcing the establishment of formal negotiations between the Government and Sixties Scoop survivors) is a significant first step in addressing the legacy of the Sixties Scoop Aboriginal Adoption program, which was a devastating program that has visited long-term pain and suffering upon many Indigenous families. The struggles and hardship which many 60s Scoop survivors are still dealing with in their daily lives, make evident the profound impact with this forced adoption program had on the Indigenous Canadians who were cruelly taken away as young children and improperly placed for adoption against the will of their parents.  Merchant Law Group has been pursuing Sixties Scoop litigation on behalf of adoption survivors for the past 8 years and we welcome this announcement aimed at bringing closure for survivors of this forced adoption program."

"Merchant Law Group is pursuing Sixties Scoop class action litigation on behalf of survivors across Canada and is prosecuting Sixties Scoop lawsuits before the Courts in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Federal Court of Canada."

"Adoption survivors have contacted our law firm not just from all over North America but even Europe.  Thousands of indigenous children taken away from their homes and culture found themselves adopted out mainly in Canada but also to the United States, and in some instances found themselves in Europe or elsewhere."

Any Sixties Scoop Survivors interested in more information concerning the class action litigation regarding the government's "Adopt Indian Metis program" which saw First Nations, Métis and other aboriginal children placed in forced adoption may provide their contact information at http://www.merchantlaw.com/class-actions/current-class-actions/indian-metis-scoop-class-action

Merchant Law Group LLP operates ten law offices across Canada and is well known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada.

To arrange for media comment on today's announcement, please call E.F. Anthony Merchant, Q.C. directly in OTTAWA at 1-888-766-0539 or email merchant@merchantlaw.com.

SOURCE Merchant Law Group

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