Harrison Unimpressed With Abuse Claims Plan

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 14:46



Northern Saskatchewan’s Member of Parliament is voicing his concerns over the recent political agreement between the Assembly of First Nations and the federal government.


Jeremy Harrison feels the deal struck between the government and the AFN regarding residential school victim compensation is a dissappointment.


Harrison believes this agreement lacks real solutions for the survivors of residential schools, since it doesn’t commit the government to paying lump-sum payments or establishing a truth and reconciliation forum.


Harrison says the government needs to come up with a better way to compensate survivors to replace the faulty Alternative Dispute Resolution process, such as court-enforced negotiations.