Residential school survivor objects to lawyer fees

A residential school survivor from Manitoba says he feels "victimized" by a lawyer's bill for more than $8,000 in legal fees.

Fred Brandon, 62, could receive more than $250,000 as part of Canada's residential school settlement. He says his former lawyer, whom he fired, is seeking payment for handling the case.

The Assembly of First Nations is worried there may be more cases like Brandon's. Native leaders are worried lawyers may be receiving too much of the $1.9 billion settlement.

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