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St Anne's residential school committed the most horrendous acts against survivors, like putting children in electric chairs, beating, forcing to eat vomit and committing physical, sexual and mental abuses. The Canadian government has spent $3.2 million fighting a group of Ontario residential school survivors in court over the course of the last decade.
From Jan. 1, 2013 to Oct. 1, 2020 total legal costs in the case against survivors of St. Anne's residential school, which was in Fort Albany, Ont., on James Bay, amounts to $3,231,000.
"It just shows the ruthlessness of the federal government and the willingness of [Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister] Carolyn Bennett to go to the wall against people who suffered some of the worst crimes ever committed against children anywhere," said Charlie Angus, NDP MP for Timmins-James Bay.