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Settlement in Home For Colored Children case

The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children is pictured in this Nov. 2012 file photo.

The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children has reached a tentative agreement to settle the former residents’ abuse claims.

“We’ve arrived on the major terms of resolution of the claims,” Halifax lawyer Ray Wagner tells the Rick Howe Show. “We still have to cross the T’s and dot the I’s but that should be finished next week.”

The lawyer, who represents former residents of NSHCC, goes on to say there is compensation but they can’t release the number before the deal is complete. He says now they’ll move forward with apologies, reconciliation and healing.

The application for a class action is still before the courts, and will be going to Nova Scotia Supreme Court for certification in June. The court will ultimately decide whether it approves the consent certification reached between the NSHCC and plaintiffs.

Wagner anticipates it will be approved, and from there they’ll focus their attention on the province’s failure to fund the home.

The Nova Scotia government is also being sued, and has not moved to settle.

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Mikey

My problem is that I’m no longer hearing anything about criminal charges.
Am I correct in thinking there are at least two alleged perpetrators walking the streets?
The province hasn’t settled yet, but as a taxpayer, I think these individuals need to be held accountable for their (alleged) behaviour in a court of law before the government settles any class action suits.

February 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

It is to bad that this didn’t go to trial with prison time being handed out to the rapists and pedophiles, maybe with the provincial side of this we will find out who within the government of the time knew about these crimes and did nothing about it… Hmmm accessory after the fact, helping to coverup a crime…Hmmm, looks like a duck, walks like a duck, just sayin…

February 14, 2013 at 8:10 am