Oakridge

Update - June 1, 2017: The Ontario Superior Court found that the claim for breach of fiduciary duty of the Plaintiffs was not out of time and dismissed the summary judgment motion of the Defendants. The Court also granted partial summary judgment of the plaintiffs’ summary judgment motion in relation to the cause of action of breach of fiduciary duty. Most notably, the court found that the administration of the MAPP, DDT and Capsule programs at Oak Ridge was a gross violation of human dignity and human rights, and constituted mental and physical torture.

The Court also found that the implementation of these programs was a breach of fiduciary duty that obliterated the Hippocratic Oath. Specifically, Justice Perell noted "I find as a fact that for a physician to implement the DDT program, the MAPP program, and the Capsule program is to breach a fiduciary duty and to obliterate the 2,500-year-old Hippocratic Oath, which is an ethical obligation: to abstain from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free; to never administer or suggest the administration of a poison; to keep pure and holy the art of healing; and to use treatment to help the sick but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing". Please follow this link to view the full decision.

Please also follow this link to read an article on the matter published by The Globe and Mail

Update - March 9, 2016: One of the plaintiffs in our Oak Ridge multi-plaintiff action, Jim Motherall, was the focus of a recent documentary that aired on the CBC National on March 2, 2016. This story highlights the experimentation that Jim and his fellow mental health patients went through during their time at Oak Ridge and the difficulty that he has had in overcoming these obstacles. It is a powerful story that needed to be told so please follow the link below to view it.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/the-secrets-of-oak-ridge-1.3471852

If you are interested in learning more about this story and finding out if there is anything that you can do to help ensure nothing like this happens to our citizens again, please follow the link below to access Mr. Motherall’s website. There is a petition that you can sign as well as a forum to discuss these issues with other concerned Canadians.
https://www.change.org/p/attorney-general-of-ontario-justice-for-victims-of-institutional-torture

Update - December 4, 2013: Ontario Superior Court Judge Permits Lawsuit to Proceed Against the Ontario Government and Defendant Doctors on Behalf of Alleged Victims of Torture in Oak Ridge Group Action
http://www.rochongenova.com/Articles/Article185

Update - November 22, 2013: Litigation Plan is Agreed and Examinations for Discovery Continue in Oak Ridge Group Action
http://www.rochongenova.com/Articles/Article180

Update - November 3, 2010: Action Proceeds to Discovery Stage Involving Tens of Thousands of Documents
http://www.rochongenova.com/Articles/Article123