July 05, 2005

Abuse compensation before court

CBC News

Last updated Jul 5 2005 09:17 AM NDT
CBC News

Some opposition is expected Tuesday, as the Supreme Court considers a compensation package for victims of Father Kevin Bennett.

Bennett was a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. George's when he sexually abused young boys in the 1960s and 70s.

After years of trying, most of the 39 men involved reached a compensation agreement with the diocese in May.

But a lawyer for the church says the lawyer representing one claimant plans to object to the deal.

Posted by kshaw at July 5, 2005 07:57 AM