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December 20th 2011:Ontario’s developmentally challenged go to court--Who’s challenged now?

How well children and adults with various mental health and other conditions were cared for in the Ontario government’s Huronia Regional Centre, closed in 2009, will be examined in a class-action lawsuit which goes to trial on September 30, 2013 in Ontario. Jody Brown, an associate with the law firm Koskie Minsky LLP, and Bruce Ritchie, Moderator & CEO of FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society, and a single father of a son who was diagnosed with FAS as an infant, explain the lawsuit, the allegations, and the questions of responsibilities, and say what the Court will be asked to decide. They d

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Bruce Ritchie

Bruce Ritchie is Moderator & CEO, FASLink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society, and a single father of a son who was diagnosed with FAS as an infant. With early diagnosis and intensive intervention and despite great challenges, his son graduated from high school as an Ontario Scholar and is now studying online for his BA. In 1991, Bruce was a founding director of the Fetal Alcohol Support Network, a branch of which went online with FASlink, now serving more than 400,000 people annually. He received Toronto’s St Michael's Hospital’s Award for Pioneer Work in the Area of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. In 2007, He led the Great FASD Horseback Ride and Trek across Canada. He received Eagle Feather
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Jody Brown

Jody Brown is an associate with the law firm of Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto, Ontario. He received his Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 2009, works primarily in the areas of class actions and commercial litigation and in his class actions practice has focused on large scale institutional abuse cases.
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