Vancouver Archdiocese, high school file new lawsuits to fight allegations of sexual abuse

The Archdiocese of Vancouver and one of two local high schools facing allegations of systemic sexual abuse have now filed their own lawsuits denying any wrongdoing, saying any mistreatment of students was through no fault of their own.

The archdiocese and St. Thomas More Collegiate (STMC) high school filed their claims last week in response to an ongoing class action lawsuit that has claimed abusive teachers targeted students in Vancouver for decades after they were transferred from the notorious Mount Cashel orphanage in Newfoundland.

The organizations say the teachers themselves would be among the ones to blame for any alleged abuse.

“If … any members of the class have suffered any damage … such damage was caused or contributed to

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