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    Inhumane treatment of women detained at Leclerc: a class action is filed

    On February 23, 2022, Louise Henry, represented by Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, filed an application for authorization to institute a class action against the Government of Quebec (ministère de la Sécurité publique) regarding the strip searches and problems of access to healthcare at the Leclerc prison.

    The plaintiff alleges that the manner in which the ministère de la Sécurité publique treats the women who are detained there violates their right to integrity, security, dignity, equality, to separate treatment appropriate to their sex and physical and mental condition, and to be free from cruel and unusual treatment, contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. Moreover, the plaintiff argues that this also constitutes a civil fault under the Civil Code of Quebec.

    This class action seeks to obtain damages to compensate for the violation of the members’ fundamental rights and for the prejudice they have suffered. The claim also seeks to put an end to these violations.

    For more information or to consult the application for authorization, consult the page dedicated to this class action.


    Phone number: 1 855 552-2723

    Email: info@tjl.quebec