Sex abuse victims can sue Que. priest, order

 CBC News

Former students at the Saint-Alphonse Seminary outside of Quebec City have won the right to sue a priest who they say molested them.

The dozen alleged victims are also seeking damages from the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the religious order that ran the now-defunct Roman Catholic seminary in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

The former Saint-Alphonse Seminary is located in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Que.The former Saint-Alphonse Seminary is located in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Que. (CBC)On Wednesday, the Quebec Superior Court allowed the class-action lawsuit to go ahead.

The suit was filed on behalf of former students who say they were sexually abused by priests between 1960 and 1987. Each of the alleged victims is claiming hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/11/25/college-saint-alphonse-class-action-approved.html#ixzz16JZV4HQ9

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