After decades of denying and covering up widespread sexual abuse by its members at College Notre Dame in Montreal, the private school and its religious owners, the Brothers of the Holy Cross, agreed yesterday to pay their victims $18 million – the largest payout ever in Canada by a religious order.
Ironically, the perpetrators who are still alive are not in prison, they reside in the Order’s luxurious retirement home in Laval. So far as I know no restrictions on their movements.
Rene Cornellier, the father of one of the victims, thinks the punishment is not severe enough. His son, Rene Jr., before his death of Aids, tried in vain to convince the school authorities to put an end to the system of abuse. They did not now. Now the angry and embittered father is demanding that the names of the abusing brothers be publicly made known.
Should the abusers names be made public?
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