Thanks again to all who came out to court in Toronto on May 11th!
I just want to mention that some Survivors who go to court have asked to keep their identities hidden/confidential. There are often good reasons for this and everyone has a right to privacy in such matters.
The court case on Wednesday has a publication ban as the Survivor wants to protect their privacy, and does not want the media chasing after them uninvited. Also, should the defence in this case (the Department of Justice) discover that someone has divulged this person's identity, the case could become compromised, lawyer Fay Brunning could be questioned about this (how the person's identity became known to others), and, most importantly, the person's psychological state could be further damaged. None of us would want this. Ever.
So please, if you know of a St. Anne's Survivor enmeshed in a court case, try your very best to keep their name and their situation confidential.
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