February 1, 2021
On January 29, 2021, the Manitoba government announced that MDC would close down, through a phased approach over the next three years, moving current residents to community living situations. Our legal action will continue to seek remedies for those who resided at the institution in the past – the certified class includes those who resided at MDC between July 1, 1951 and May 29, 2020, and were alive as of October 31, 2016. The Manitoba Court of Appeal has not yet issued a decision on the Defendant’s motion for leave to appeal the certified class period.
The parties are currently working towards a documentary production plan ahead of trial