Tuesday, September 6, 2016

'They beat me, they sodomized me'; Survivors of Ontario’s ’training schools’ say their suffering is being ignored

CLARINGTON, Ont. — Survivors of a shadowy chapter in the history of Canada’s prison system say the legacy of the alleged abuse they endured as children is being ignored, if not erased.

They point to a recent decision by the town of Clarington, Ont., to refurbish and repurpose the Jury Lands, most commonly known as the site of Camp 30 — a prisoner-of-war camp for captured high-ranking Nazis during the Second World War.

For more than 50 years, it was also the site of the Pine Ridge Training School — a correctional facility for children, mostly boys, aged eight to 18 who were deemed “unmanageable.”

The schools — about a dozen in Ontario — were shuttered in the early 1980s.

The revitalization plan will see the site, located about 75 kilometres east of Toronto, transformed into an economic centre, complete with offices, restaurants and shops.

But the plan is not sitting well with some of those who allege they suffered horrific physical and sexual abuse in the hands of their minders.  (more...)

Ontario, Disneyland for pedophiles

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