Geoffrey Vendeville, Sexual abuse victims reach landmark $20-millio
The association has urged Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée to extend the statute of limitations for sexual abuse. The time limit to sue for damages resulting from sexual abuse was prolonged in 2013 from three years to 30. However, the new law doesn’t apply retroactively, making Quebec a “paradise for pedophile priests,” Tarini said.
The class representative in the Redemptorist lawsuit, Tremblay, was allowed to sue despite the statute of limitations by proving that he and other students were under psychological duress and were unable to act earlier.