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As Catholic Church balked at paying residential school settlement, Quebec nuns sold nearly $25M in real estate

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: As Catholic Church balked at paying residential school settlement, Quebec nuns sold nearly $25M in real estate
Author: Simon Nakonechny
Publisher: CBC News
Date: 09JUL2021

WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing.

Three Quebec-based religious orders that staffed residential schools in the rest of Canada have earned millions of dollars from property sales in recent years, even as the Catholic Church said it couldn’t raise enough money to pay its share of a settlement meant for survivors.

In a class-action settlement with Indigenous survivors of the schools reached in 2006, Catholic entities involved in residential schools pledged, among other things, to use their “best efforts” to raise an additional $25 million to help fund healing and reconciliation programs.

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