The Ontario Superior Court has certified a class action lawsuit launched by former students of a school for the blind in Brantford.
The class action suit is against W. Ross MacDonald, a provincially run residential school for the visually impaired, blind and deaf-blind.
Students allege they suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse as children and teenagers while living at the school.
None of the allegations has been proven in court.
The class action is composed of up to a thousand students who were enrolled at the school between 1951 to the present day.