NAN, Survivors Welcome Court Approval of Ralph Rowe Class Action Settlement Agreement
THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum has released the following statement of support for Survivors, their families and supporters, following approval of the Ralph Rowe Class Action Settlement Agreement:
“Today represents a tremendous achievement for these Survivors and everyone who has worked so hard seeking validation for what they have endured. We acknowledge the courage and resiliency of these brave individuals who demonstrated the strength to pursue their rightful claims through a very long and difficult legal process.
Approval of the Settlement Agreement is a plateau for this process of validation and acknowledgement of the horrific abuses that were inflicted on innocent children and carried with them into adulthood. We stand with the Survivors in their accepting of this historic agreement.
We thank the Survivors, their families, supporters, and the Legal Counsel. You are in our prayers, as well as others who we hope will be moving forward in their healing journeys in the days come.
We cannot undo the past, but we can continue to move forward in a good way to support all those who have suffered and continue to suffer. May the Creator guide us, the Anglican Church and Boy Scouts of Canada as we move forward together.”
The hearing on the Ralph Rowe Class Action Settlement (A. McKay V. Ralph Rowe, Scouts Canada & Arch Diocese) was held this morning at the Thunder Bay Superior Court of Justice before the Hon. Regional Senior Justice Bonnie R. Warkentin. Terms of the settlement and the benefits available to class members were explained and ruled to be fair, reasonable, and in the best interests of the class action members.
For more information on the Ralph Rowe Class Action Settlement please visit: kmlaw.ca/cases/victims-ralph-rowe
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