TORONTO — A new report says more than $3 billion has been paid out to victims of Canada’s notorious residential schools.
The report says more than 38,000 victims received compensation for sexual, physical and other abuse.
The money was paid under settlement terms of the Indian residential schools class action.
The aim was to redress in part the horrific abuse many Indigenous children suffered over the decades.
Today’s final report on the independent assessment process is from the committee overseeing the claims.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 11, 2021.
The Canadian Press