Deaf News: $20 million settlement for victims of abuse at school for the deaf in Canada

Posted on November 9, 2015

Further to this morning’s blog, this news story came out in Canada last week, reported by CVT news in Montreal.


A sorry chapter of Quebec’s history is coming to a close with a settlement in cases of serial abuse at a school for the deaf.

The Clerics of St. Viateur ran L’Institut des Sourdes de Montreal on St. Laurent Blvd. for decades, but under their watch hundreds of students were physically and sexually abused.

Victims have explained how those as young as five years old were sexually abused and beaten by priests between 1940 and 1982. In all, 38 abusers were identified, including 28 clerics.


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