Supreme Court of Canada rejects Catholic archdiocese appeal over Mount Cashel | CBC News
The Archdiocese of St. John’s is liable for the abuse at Mount Cashel in the 1950s, after Canada’s highest court declined to hear one last appeal from the Catholic Church.
The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision Thursday, simply saying it rejected the application from the Archdiocese of St. John’s.
The decision brings to an end a painstaking process for victims who were abused at the orphanage when they were children. The case has been snaking its way through the courts for 21 years.
The case featured four victims who served as test cases for about 60 men in total. The church is now liable to pay the outstanding bills left behind by the Christian Brothers of Ireland when the organization went bankrupt from settling child abuse lawsuits in 2012.
The church had always…