School Abuse Victim In Line For Higher Settlement

Friday, April 29, 2005 at 15:02



The Supreme Court is siding with a residential school abuse victim who had an award from a lawsuit signficantly reduced by a Saskatchewan court.


The unidentified Saskatchewan man was abused by a residential school administrator on the Gordon First Nation in the 1970s.


He was originally awarded over $400,000 in damages by a lower court judge, only to see the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal pare that award down to $86,000.


This morning, the high court ruled the victim is entitled to more compensation than that, but not as much as the original award.


The court has ordered the victim and the federal government to try to settle on a figure somewhere in the middle.


(with files from The Canadian Press)