The ’60s Scoop class action returns to court in Toronto today, with the federal government asking a judge to toss the claim. The lawsuit seeks $1.3 billion on behalf of 16,000 indigenous children in Ontario who ended up in non-aboriginal homes from 1965 to 1984.
The federal minister in charge of the employment insurance system says the program needs a serious redesign in the next few years to meet changing economic and social conditions. In a roundtable interview with The Canadian Press this week, Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said he believes the EI system should be simplified, include better work incentives and improve the quality and the availability of services that people expect.
During last year’s federal campaign, Justin Trudeau promised that if elected, the Liberals would ensure that 2015 would be the last election in Canada under the so-called “first-past-the-post” system. Now Trudeau’s Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef says the Liberals have insisted “from the very beginning” on having the “broad support” of Canadians before going ahead. Monsef’s comment is the topic of The Canadian Press baloney meter.