TORONTO (ONTARIO, CANADA)
Canadian Press, carried in the Toronto Star
November 23, 2017
By Sidhartha Banerjee
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of students who were allegedly abused while attending a Catholic boarding school in Quebec.
An Ottawa-based priest has been suspended after being named in a $2-million sex-abuse lawsuit filed on behalf of students who attended a Catholic boarding school in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.
The motion seeking permission for the class action to proceed was filed on behalf of those who were allegedly abused while attending Collège Servite, a school in Ayer’s Cliff that was previously run by members of the Servite Order.
The application still requires the authorization of a judge in Sherbrooke, Que.
The lead plaintiff in the case, an unnamed 57-year-old man identified in court documents as X, accuses Father Jacques Desgrandchamps of abusing him between 1973 and 1975.
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