November 25, 2005

Residential schools settlement reached

The B.C. Catholic


OTTAWA (CCN) – An offer by 41 Catholic religious orders and dioceses is included in a historic Nov. 23 agreement-in-principle to settle Indian residential schools abuse claims.

“This is a total, complete, comprehensive settlement of everything involved with residential schools,” said Saskatoon lawyer Rod Donlevy, who represented the 41 Catholic entities in the negotiations. “This is a good thing for everybody.”

“Residential schools is an issue that’s been tearing up people for years,” he told CCN in a telephone interview from his office after the announcement.

Posted by kshaw at November 25, 2005 05:42 PM