Lawsuit eyed over abuse claims at former Nova Scotia schools for the deaf

CBC News | October 28, 2015, Written by Blair Rhodes

A Halifax law firm is trying to launch a class-action lawsuit against the Nova Scotia government, alleging it failed to properly protect students at two provincially-run schools for the hearing impaired.

The proposed lawsuit spans the time from 1913 to 1995, when the last of the segregated schools was shut down. There were two so-called schools for the deaf, one in Halifax and one in Amherst. The latter drew students from across Atlantic Canada.

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A Halifax law firm is trying to launch a class-action lawsuit involving former schools for the deaf in Amherst (pictured) and Halifax.

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