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Le gouvernement fédéral fait appel d'une décision d'un juge manitobain qui avait établi un précédent facilitant l'accès des survivants des pensionnats autochtones à une compensation financière pour les sévices sexuels vécus
The federal government is appealing a decision made by a Manitoba judge that set a precedent that makes it easier for residential school survivors to receive compensation for sexual abuse.
Manitoba Justice James Edmond said in his decision that requiring survivors to show an alleged perpetrator's intent in order to be eligible for additional compensation was "fundamentally inconsistent" with Canada's "criminal law jurisprudence regarding sexual assault."
In other words, motive or intent is relevant but Crown attorneys are not required to prove it in sexual assault cases, so it shouldn't be a requirement for residential school survivors seeking federal compensation.
A hearing for the appeal is expected in the coming months.