The Hon. Frank Iacobucci speaks at U of T Faculty of Law’s conference, “Assessing the Indian Residential Schools Litigation & Settlement Processes”

Residential Schools: Assessing the Litigation and Settlement Process

January 23, 2013

Canada’s historic, estimated $5-billion agreement to settle its sordid past and shameful legacy of physical, mental and sexual abuse in the Indian residential schools system may be long overdue, imperfect, and largely unfamiliar to most Canadians but the agreement is "a fair and honourable one,” said the Honourable Justice Frank Iacobucci, retired justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

“It didn’t erase my shame [as a Canadian], for the legacy but it gave my conscience some comfort in having the agreement.”

Iacobucci, a former law school dean, U of T provost and interim president, was the keynote speaker at the Faculty of Law’s January 18, 2013 conference that invited academics, Aboriginal leaders and activists to assess the momentous agreement five years into its implementation.

Iacobucci, a former law school dean, U of T provost and interim president, was the keynote speaker at the Faculty of Law’s January 18, 2013 conference that invited academics, Aboriginal leaders and activists to assess the momentous agreement five years into its implementation.

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