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Discrimination case against Canada now in the hands of Human Rights Tribunal Commissioners

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After a year and a half of detailed testimony and tens of thousands of documents, the fate of a discrimination complaint against Canada is now in the hands of the three commissioners charged with making a decsion on the case.

The case was first launched seven years ago by the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.

Each claim the federal government pays less for First Nations children on reserve in care than the provinces do off reserve.

Amnesty International and the Chiefs of Ontario are both intervenors.

After months of delays and attempts by government lawyers to derail the process, the hearings finally got underway.

APTN National News covered the hearings and all testimony and evidence can be found at  aptn.ca/news/tag/kids-in-care/

APTN’s Annette Francis reports on the final day.

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