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Aboriginal Adoption Class Action / 60’s Scoop Class Action –

Merchant Law Group LLP pursued Sixties Scoop class action litigation against the federal government seeking compensation on behalf of Indigenous Canadians who were taken from their families and adopted out to white families as part of the so-called Adopt Indian Metis program.

In February 2017, the Trudeau Government announced that the government wishes to pursue negotiations towards a national settlement of the 60’s Scoop litigation.

In February 2017, the Trudeau Government announced that the government wishes to pursue negotiations towards a national settlement of the 60’s Scoop litigation. Merchant Law Group launched 60’s Scoop class action litigation in 2009 and our law firm is one of the firms in negotiations with the government to pursue a negotiated settlement.


March 16, 2020 – See info posted online at 
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LONG FORM COURT NOTICE PDF  –  which is also available on the proposed Settlement Administrator’s website: Sixties Scoop Settlement

If you submitted a claim form for the Collectiva process prior to the September 2019 deadline and have questions about your pending application to receive compensation from the 60s scoop federal government settlement, please either [i] contact Collectiva for any updates or processing questions at 1-844-287-4270 or – OR – [ii] contact our law firm at 306-791-2173 if you need legal advice or assistance with the Collectiva process.  [Please do not fill-out the contact form below to inquire about pending applications within the Collectiva process.]

Ongoing class action litigation [which is unrelated to the Collectiva process] is being pursued for certain 60s scoop survivors.

Merchant Law Group LLP continues to pursue ongoing 60s Scoop class action litigation before the Courts against several provincial governments on behalf of Indian, First Nations, Métis and other Aboriginal persons who were taken as children from their families and placed for adoption in non-Aboriginal homes.   If successful, that litigation against provincial governments may result in further compensation being paid to Sixties Scoop Survivors who qualify under the terms of those class actions.

If you wish to be kept informed on the status of these cases before the Courts and negotiations with the federal government, please join our contact list regarding the Sixties Scoop program (also known as the Lost Girls/Lost Boys class action), by completing the form below. Please note, filling out the form below creates no financial obligation for you.

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE CONTACT LIST REGARDING THIS CLASS ACTION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM. (Please note, providing your contact information creates no lawyer-client relationship or financial obligation. You are not charged any fee or cost for joining the contact list for this class action – our law firm would likely paid a contingency fee from the compensation recovered, if this class action is successful.)

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