Dec 26, 2013

Institutional abuse survivors await apologies from province

David McKillop still has nightmares about what happened to him at Rideau Regional Centre, an Ontario institution for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

“They were supposed to take care of you and make sure nothing happened to you,” said McKillop, the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the government over the institution. “I still dream about what happened, sexual assault and all of that. I have nightmares about getting beaten up.”

The province recently settled class-action lawsuits with survivors of Rideau Regional Centre in Smiths Falls and of Southwestern Regional Centre in Chatham-Kent...

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