Monday, May 08, 2006

And the winner is....Lawyers

The federal government is poised to settle outstanding Indian residential school claims with a huge one-time payout costing taxpayers roughly $2 billion. Each former student of an Indian residential school will receive a $10,000 "common experience" payout. But it seems the real winner here are the lawyers.

The federal government will pay lawyer fees totaling $80 million. This is one of the highest legal bills Canadian taxpayers have ever paid.


Robert McClelland said...

Do you expect the lawyers to work for free?

aliasdictus said...

Chump change in relation to a lot of swill in the trough.

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