Inuit class-action lawsuit to allege racism in Canada’s health-care system – CBC

Civil lawsuit would likely seek damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars

Mar 26, 2019

Lawyers known for their representation of Indigenous northerners are preparing a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Inuit who have faced discrimination in Canada’s health-care system.

If the lawsuit proceeds, it is expected to seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

The civil suit would represent Inuit discriminated against while in care in southern facilities outside Nunavut, and in some cases the Northwest Territories. The suit may expand to include discrimination in the Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit, and could include First Nations and Métis claimants.

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