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    Roger Léonard v. la Procureure Générale du Québec

    Illegal strip search carried out in detention facilities in the province of Quebec

    It is said that no-one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails.
    A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.

    Nelson Mandela

    On July 13, 2009, a Motion was filed in the Quebec Superior Court, District of Montreal, to be authorized to exercise a class action against the Quebec Government. On October 22, 2014, the Honourable Steve J. Reimnitz granted the motion and authorized the class action.

    The class is defined as follows:

    Every person who has had to undergo a strip search in a provincial correctional facility since July 13, 2006 despite being absolved of any criminal charge by the Court.

    The proceeding alleges that the strip searches carried out in detention facilities in the province of Quebec on people who have been the subject of an order of release are illegal. These strip searches are unnecessary, vexatious and practiced in violation of the rights to integrity and dignity of members of the group. This fault caused damages to thousands of people who have suffered from these illegal searches. These violations of fundamental rights of the applicant and members of the group are unjustifiable.

    Mr Roger Léonard will ask the Court to order the Government to compensate the victims of this unacceptable situation.

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