Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the current Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have acknowledged that systemic racism exists in Canada’s national police service. Steeped in colonialist practices dating back to the agency’s creation, this unchecked system has led to disproportionately high instances of violence and fatal uses of force against Indigenous peoples by RCMP officers across the country. If you were abused by RCMP officers in a racially motivated assault, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Click here to read more.
Before being convicted of sexually or physically abusing children at a Newfoundland orphanage run by a Catholic order, six members of the Christian Brothers of Ireland in Canada were sent to teach in Vancouver-area schools. There, it is alleged that they continued to prey upon students in their care. To learn more, click here.
A reckoning is underway as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver investigates many cases of historic physical and sexual abuse allegedly committed by members of its clergy. If you were abused by a clergy member or lay person affiliated with the Vancouver Archdiocese, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about Preszler Injury Lawyers’ commitment to helping survivors of abuse, click here.