Friday, April 3, 2009

Notorious orphanage closed

CBC Digital Archives

Notorious Mount Cashel orphanage to close
Broadcast Date: Nov. 27, 1989Canada's most infamous orphanage is closing its doors. For almost a century, the Mount Cashel orphanage in St. John's, N.L. was a symbol of Christian charity. But by 1989, it has become synonymous with the terrible physical and sexual abuse inflicted on its residents by members of the Christian Brothers. In the wake of that scandal, the decision is made to finally close the site. In this clip, acting social services minister Chris Decker talks about the conflicting emotions the announcement brings

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