September 7, 2011
The Plaintiff filed a motion to consolidate this class proceeding with the similar proceeding against the government with respect to the Rideau Regional Centre . The Rideau Regional Centre action was certified as a class proceeding on the same day as this action, again with the consent of the Defendant. The current timetables ordered by the Honourable Madame Justice Horkins in both actions are identical. As well, both institutions were run in a similar manner by the Defendant. It is the Plaintiff’s position that the issues in both actions are so similar that it would be in the interests of justice to have both actions proceed together and tried one after another. Further, the aging class member population warrants a speedy pursuit to trial simultaneously in both actions. While no date has yet been scheduled it is expected that the Plaintiffs motion with be heard shortly.