MONTREAL — The first class-action lawsuit to go to trial in Quebec against alleged pedophile priests begins on Monday.
Lead plaintiff Frank Tremblay is suing the college and the order of priests associated with one of the holiest shrines in North America for millions in damages.
Tremblay claims nine priests who taught at the prestigious all-boys boarding school, located 35 km east of Quebec City, abused students between 1960 and 1987.
His lawyer, Pierre Boivin, said 50 former students have come forward, however, he added that there are potentially hundreds of former students who will demand compensation from the college if it is found guilty.
He said the case is the first of its kind to go to trial in Quebec.