JUNE 12, 2000 The Protestant church is being urged to sell its oldest property in Edmonton, Alberta, in order to help defray costs associated with the over 2,000 lawsuits Candian aboriginals have brought against the church and the federal government over allegations of abuse at residential schools. Lawsuits around the country are leading churches to the verge of bankruptcy. Proposal calls for sale of old church to pay natives (The Edmonton Journal 6/12) Related Stories:
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