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Quebec religious community in major abuse settlement

February 19, 2016

Attorneys for the Montreal Metropolitan Deaf Community Center have secured a $30-million class-action settlement involving the Clerics of Saint Viator.

Between 1940 and 1982, at least 60 deaf students were sexually abused by Viatorians and their lay employees at the Montreal Institute for the Deaf, now known as the Institut Raymond-Dewar, according to a National Post report.

The settlement, worth $21.9M in US dollars, is the largest involving the sexual abuse of minors in Quebec history.


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