"This Collection of material and information is about truth, justice and accountability in relation to the Catholic Church and the Indian Residential School System in Canada."
This featured collection includes select 2015 court records for Fontaine v Saskatchewan (Attorney General), 205 SKQB 220, which released the Catholic Church from its obligations under the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).
This timeline begins with a brief overview of the Indian Residential School System in Canada and follows the rise of Survivor-led legal initiatives through to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and its provisions.
Starting from the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) negotiations and leading up to the current moment, this timeline focuses on the 2015 court case between the Catholic entities and the federal government.
This collection includes the currently available 2015 court records and contextual information for Fontaine v Saskatchewan (Attorney General), the Catholic Church’s in-kind compensation under the IRSSA, and the media’s application to access the files in 2021.
Thomas McMahon was General Legal Counsel to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada from 2009 to 2015. This collection brings together his working papers from 2016-2021.