Justin Trudeau government to announce payout of $800M to Indigenous victims of ’60s Scoop

TORONTO — The Canadian Press has learned that the federal government has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to Indigenous survivors of the ’60s Scoop.

Sources say the agreement includes a payout of between $25,000 and $50,000 for each claimant.

The national settlement — estimated at $800 million — is to be announced Friday by Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett.