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Millions meant for residential school survivors spent on Catholic Church lawyers, administration

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Spiritual but not religious
    'The Roman Catholic Church spent millions of dollars that were supposed to go to residential school survivors on lawyers, administration, a private fundraising company and unapproved loans, according to documents obtained by CBC News.

    The documents include a host of other revelations. They appear to contradict the Catholic Church's public claims about money paid to survivors...

    ...None of the other churches involved in the landmark Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement of 2005 — Anglican, United and Presbyterian — engaged in any of these practices. They all paid the full amounts agreed to years ago without incident.

    The Catholic Church never ended up having to legally justify its activity. On the eve of the 2015 hearing on the matter, Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench Justice Neil Gabrielson approved the church's controversial buyout proposal, and the case was closed.'

    Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sask...-survivors-catholic-church-millions-1.6121678

    That's shocking, no wonder advocates for the survivors are disgusted.

    Do you think the Catholic Church should be held accountable for their alleged failure to pay out the full amounts agreed to?
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  2. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
    Premium Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    Saivite Hindu
    Yesterday our government once again made some promises to do something about the lack of clean water on First Nations lands. I hope some of it comes to fruition. The Church could donate, but they won't. Heck, I have serious doubts if the government will do much.
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  3. F1fan

    F1fan Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2021
    If there is a legal settlement and the church didn’t follow it then theres grounds for a motion to the court.
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