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Premier McGuinty To Give Long-Awaited Apology

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Premier McGuinty To Give Long-Awaited Apology

Addresses Victims Of Decades-old Institutional Abuse Case

Office of the Premier

TORONTO -- Premier Dalton McGuinty today announced that victims of institutional abuse at two former Ontario residential training schools will get the apology they deserve.

"It's important to the victims that they hear an apology directly from the Premier in the Legislature -- and that's what they will get," said Premier McGuinty. "Victims will finally get the apology they've been seeking for so many years."

Premier McGuinty will propose an all-party resolution in the Legislature this spring. Settlement agreements were reached in 1992 with wards of the former St. John Training School for Boys in Uxbridge and St. Joseph Training School for Boys in Alfred, and provided that the Premier would propose the resolution. The settlements addressed allegations of historical sexual and physical abuse at the schools from the 1940s through the 1970s.