18 Claims Outstanding Involving Former Mount Cashel Residents

November 17, 2016

Eighteen claims of abuse involving former residents of Mount Cashel orphanage remain outstanding.

The news comes following a recent $750,000 dollar settlement reached between the provincial government and a former resident who, as a young child, reported alleged abuse to police back in 1975. The subsequent investigation helped to form the basis of the Hughes Inquiry.

The man's lawyer, Will Hiscock of Budden and Associates says more claims remain outstanding.

The recent settlement, which took six years to reach, came to light through a provincial government Order in Council.

The provincial government says there have been approximately 130 settlements involving allegations of abuse suffered at Mount Cashel, resulting in a total of about $29.2 million dollars.

Government confirms it is currently litigating 18 claims of abuse at the former orphanage run by the Irish Christian Brothers. Government says as the matters are currently before the court, they will not offer any further comment.








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