June 4, 2012
Centre de la communauté sourde du Montréal métropolitain c. Institut Raymond-Dewar
A Quebec court refused to grant a confidentiality order requested by the Clerics of St. Viateur. The clerics, as well as the Institute Raymond-Dewar, are named defendants in a class action lawsuit launched by former students. According to students who attended the all-boys institute between 1940 and 1982, violent sexual assaults took place there.
The clerics sought an order imposing the use of pseudonyms to identify the alleged abusers during the course of the litigation. Radio-Canada`s counsel was granted intervenor status and argued successfully against the order.