Manitoba Development Centre Class Action
In October 2018 Koskie Minsky LLP commenced this class proceeding on behalf of the representative plaintiff, David Weremy against the Province on Manitoba in respect to the Manitoba Development Centre (“MDC”). MDC has been operating in Manitoba for decades housing persons labelled as developmentally challenged, delayed or disabled.
The Court certified this proceeding as a class action on behalf of: “all persons who resided at MDC between July 1, 1951 and May 29, 2020, and were alive as of October 31, 2016.” You can view the Long Form Notice of certification here, and the Short Form Notice here. Class members who wish to be removed from this lawsuit, not benefit from any potential money awarded, and keep their rights to sue, must Opt Out before January 12, 2022. More information on Opting Out is available in the Court-approved Long Form Notice.
The plaintiff alleges that members of the class were physically, sexually and psychologically abused at MDC. It is alleged that the Province of Manitoba breached its fiduciary and common law duties to the class through the establishment, operation, and supervision of MDC. In particular, it is alleged that the MDC failed to care for and protect class members, which resulted in loss or injury, including psychological trauma, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
For further information or if you are a class member: