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Lawyer for residential school survivors hurts feelings of Ont. judge, court

A lawyer representing survivors of a residential school where a homemade electric chair was used on children has hurt the feelings of an Ontario judge responsible for supervising settlements for horrific residential school abuse.

“For shame, for shaaaaaame,” the judge said. “I just pray the courthouse itself didn’t hear this scathing attack on it.”

The hurt feelings occurred on Monday, when the lawyer suggested the court was only interested in protecting Canada’s interests in settlement hearings.

A representative from Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett’s office issued a statement asking ‘oh, won’t someone think of the reconciliation?’