An Ontario court ruling has given Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation access to millions of additional documents.
The federal government had been trying to block the TRC’s access to these documents, housed in the Library and Archives Canada, but today Ontario’s Superior Court of Canada ruled the government must give the commission access as part of its research.
As part of the ruling, the TRC will be given access to as many as three million additional documents.
The commission has been fighting with the federal government for several months in order to gain access to the documents which it believes are essential as part of formulating a proper settlement agreement.
Nevertheless, the TRC says many of the documents are not in any discernible order and it will take time to go through them.
The commission’s five-year mandate ends in July of next year.