Evan Solomon Show: Sex abuse survivor urges Catholic diocese to drop Supreme Court appeal
Irene Deschenes was first abused by Father Charles Sylvestre when she was just 10 years old, at St. Ursula Catholic School in Chatham, Ont. Decades later, her legal fight with the Roman Catholic Church is still going on, and she is now urging the Catholic diocese to drop the Supreme Court appeal. Evan Solomon speaks with Irene's lawyer, Loretta Merritt, sexual abuse lawyer at Torkin Manes law firm. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Joyce Echaquan, a mother of seven, went to the a hospital Quebec with stomach pains, and there, two nurses taunted her with racist comments right before she died. One nurse has been fired and the coroner will investigate. Evan Solomon speaks about this incident with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a law professor at the University of B.C., a former judge and a member of the Indigenous bar. She was appointed by the government of B.C. to investigate anti-Indigenous racism in the B.C. health care system. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Guests: Melissa Lantsman with Enterprise, Toronto lawyer Gavin Tighe and Jim Richards.