Former training school residents sue the province
Sudbury's Cecil Facer Youth Centre
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:40PM EST
Former residents of what were once called juvenile detention centres in Ontario, also called training schools, are suing the province.
It's a class-action lawsuit involving 21,000 people, and it's seeking $600 million in damages.
Some of those were at Sudbury's Cecil Facer facility from 1971 to 1984.
The statement of claim says the detention facilities created a “toxic environment” in which physical, sexual, and psychological abuse of children was frequent and widespread.