The Canadian PressFebruary 24, 2014 13:32
TORONTO - A $32.7-million settlement of a class-action suit is the best and fairest way to compensate victims of two now-closed Ontario institutions for the developmentally disabled, an Ontario judge decided on Monday.
Lawyers for both the plaintiffs and provincial government had urged Ontario Superior Court Justice Barbara Conway to approve the deal, which also includes a formal apology from the premier.
"While more is always better, it is a compromise," Conway said.
"The settlements are fair, reasonable and in the best interests of the class members."