'And Then the Pope Died' – The Timeline for How Canada Reached a Settlement Agreement on Indian Residential Schools

98 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2017 Last revised: 29 Nov 2021

Date Written: November 25, 2021

Abstract

How did Canada and the churches finally agree to a settlement agreement on Indian residential schools? What events led to this momentous achievement in Canadian history? This paper tells the history of many factors and events that finally resulted in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: Canada, indigenous, history, Indian Residential Schools, tort law, class actions, settlement agreements, legal history, Canadian history, indigenous history, indigenous rights, child abuse, survivors, education, limitation periods, vicarious liability, damages

Suggested Citation

McMahon, Thomas, 'And Then the Pope Died' – The Timeline for How Canada Reached a Settlement Agreement on Indian Residential Schools (November 25, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2995639 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2995639

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