Deducting Past Welfare Benefits May Unfairly Impact Aboriginal Claimants

The Lawyers Weekly, June 24, 2005

Posted: 23 Sep 2011 Last revised: 9 Nov 2011

Date Written: September 22, 2011

Abstract

Aboriginal plaintiffs often receive far less damages for impaired working capacity than the average Canadian in similar circumstances. Deductibility of welfare benefits further disadvantages Aboriginal people.

Keywords: Personal Injury damages, Welfare benefits, Aboriginal

Suggested Citation

Adjin-Tettey, Elizabeth, Deducting Past Welfare Benefits May Unfairly Impact Aboriginal Claimants (September 22, 2011). The Lawyers Weekly, June 24, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932278

Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey (Contact Author)

University of Victoria - Faculty of Law ( email )

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