MPs Vote To Scrap Controversial ADR Process

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 13:35



Ottawa’s latest attempt at compensating survivors of residential schools has taken a blow in the House of Commons.


Last night, MPs narrowly voted through a non-binding motion that would see the current Alternative Dispute Resolution process scrapped.


The ADR, as it’s called, involves lengthy forms and hearings and has not been as quick as the government had advertised.


Northern Saskatchewan MP Jeremy Harrison feels an entirely new approach is required.


Harrison claims the dispute resolution process has cost $275 million, so far.


He says less than $1 million of that has gone to survivors.