Class action launched against Ste-Anne’s Hospital

Quebec Superior Court approved a class action on Feb. 20, which seeks compensation for alleged deterioration in service to veterans in Ste-Anne’s Hospital in the three years since it was transferred to provincial control. The suit was launched by Second World War veteran Wolf William Solkin, a resident of the hospital since 2013, on...
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    February 25, 2009 by Sharon Adams
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