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Parent awarded damages in Quebec discrimination case

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM | By Luis Millan

The mother of a child with Down syndrome who was the victim of discrimination was awarded $7,500 in moral damages by the Quebec Court of Appeal in a ruling that reaffirms and advances the rights of parents, according to educational and human rights lawyers.

In a ruling closely watched by the province’s education sector, the Montreal School Commission was also ordered to pay an equal amount in moral damages to the child after the appeal court found that it discriminated against him when it failed to...