Class action authorized against Les Soeurs de la Charité and the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale
Victims of sexual, physical and psychological abuse suffered at Mont d’Youville
We are pleased to announce that, on August 6, 2020, the Honourable Étienne Parent, J.S.C., rendered a Judgment authorizing our application for authorization to institute a class action for the benefit of the following class (hereinafter, “Class”):
« All persons or successions of persons who were victims of sexual abuse and/or physical abuse and/or psychological abuse by agents of Mont d’Youville, including by members of the religious order Soeurs de la Charité de Québec , while they were at Mont d’Youville between 1925 and 1996. Excluded from the Class are persons who were compensated and who signed a release in the context of the National program of reconciliation with Duplessis orphans who attended certain institutions.”
Nature of the file
Kugler Kandestin and the law firm Quessy Henry St-Hilaire filed an application for authorization to institute a class action (the “Application”) seeking compensatory and punitive damages from the Soeurs de la Charité de Quéebec and the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale.
The Application seeks to enable access to justice to victims of sexual, physical and/or psychological abuse suffered during childhood at the hands of agents of Mont d’Youville, including members of the religious order les Soeurs de la Charité de Québec, while they were at Mont d’Youville between 1925 and 1996. The Application also includes estates of such victims, yet excludes persons compensated and who signed a release in the context of the National program of reconciliation with Duplessis orpĥans who attended certain institutions.
The Application alleges that the reprehensible and unacceptable abuse was carried out systematically for decades by at least 71 abusers, including 55 members of the religious order Soeurs de la Charité de Québec.
The class action that has been authorized will be filed shortly.
If you or anybody you know was a victim of sexual, physical and/or psychological abuse at Mont d’Youville between 1925 and 1996, we encourage you to communicate with the undersigned attorneys so that we can inform you of your rights.
The communications are free and will be kept strictly confidential.
If you meet the definition of the Class, we invite you to click on the following link enabling us to keep a list of members in complete confidence: https://www.qhsavocats.com/
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