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BCACL and the Canadian Association for Community Living Call on BC Government to Include Pre-1974 Woodlands Residents in Settlement

Summary: 
The Province of B.C. has negotiated a proposed settlement in a class action brought by former residents of Woodlands institution.

While the settlement agreement approves compensation for approximately 1100 former residents, over 500 former residents will be excluded merely because they lived at Woodlands prior to 1974.

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) joins the BC Association for Community Living (BCACL) in calling on the Government of BC to do the right thing and recognize the abuse suffered by former residents of the Woodlands institution before August 1, 1974.

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