Call to Action # 75: Actions and Commitments


June 24, 2021

Commitment to Indigenous leaders around unmarked graves in province

VOCM – Premier Andrew Furey says government will support whatever plan Indigenous leaders come up with regarding unmarked burial sites in the province. Furey says once the leaders come to a consensus on the approach they want to take, government will be there to support it, whether it’s financial, emotional, or in the form of infrastructure.

May 11, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador reach settlement on residential schools

Newfoundland and Labrador was excluded from Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement but reached a $50M settlement with the Government of Canada on May 11, 2016. See Call to Action # 29.

January 14, 2021

Supreme Court rejects Archdiocese of St. John’s appeal of Mount Cashel Orphanage ruling

 CBC – Supreme Court of Canada rejected the appeal from the Archdiocese of St. John’s ruling that “The Archdiocese of St. John’s is liable for the abuse at Mount Cashel Orphanage in the 1950s… The case has been snaking its way through the courts for 21 years. The church is now liable to pay the outstanding bills left behind by the Christian Brothers of Ireland when the organization went bankrupt from settling child abuse lawsuits in 2012.