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Decades after Ontario s Indian hospitals closed, survivors are still fighting to be heardPublication: TVO -
In 1956, Saul Day boarded a train alone with a letter strung around his neck. The document confirmed that the 10-year-old was a student from McIntosh Residential School in Vermillion Bay, Ontario, and an active tuberculosis patient. He was heading from Sioux Lookout Indian Hospital to a sanatorium facility in the city of Fort William, which now forms parts of Thunder Bay.
Day believes that Fort William was effectively a residential school — functionally indistinguishable from the network of federal institutions now nationally understood to have been places of cultural genocide and horrific abuse.
For many members of the public, a major chapter in the residential-schools story seemingly ended with the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) in 2007. But survivors of places that fall outside the legal definition of “residential schools” are still fighting, with minimal legal resources, to have their abuse recognized.
Winnipeg lawyer loses appeal after facing discipline in residential school survivor casePublication: CBC News -
A Winnipeg lawyer who said he failed to respond to emails because they ended up in his spam folder has lost his appeal of a professional misconduct finding against him.
The Law Society of Manitoba reprimanded and fined Louay Alghoul after finding him guilty of professional misconduct for failing to respond to a series of emails sent to him by an adjudicator overseeing residential school survivor cases.
The lawyer appealed that decision in December.
On March 8, Justice Michel Monnin of the Manitoba Court of Appeal decided to uphold the law society's original punishment, saying that Alghoul did receive the emails sent by the adjudicator and that the society's finding of professional misconduct was reasonable.