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.

2 comments:

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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