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Schools for the Deaf

Martell & Perrier v. Attorney General of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Supreme Court File: Hfx No. 447198

The certification hearing will be held on January 31 to February 7, 2019 in the Halifax Law Courts.

Wagners Law Firm filed a proposed class action on January 13, 2016 in relation to claims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse which allegedly occurred at the Nova Scotia School for the Deaf (Halifax, NS) and at the Interprovincial School for the Education of the Deaf in Amherst (later named the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority – Resource Centre for the Hearing Handicapped and subsequently the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority – Resource Centre for the Hearing Impaired).

  • Update – October 14, 2016

    On today’s date, Wagners filed an Amended Notice of Action and Amended Statement of Claim concerning allegations of abuse of former pupils of the Schools for the Deaf in Halifax and Amherst, Nova Scotia.

    A copy of the amended claim may be found under the Court Documents tab.

  • Update – February 12, 2016

    On Saturday, February 20, 2016, lawyers Raymond Wagner, Q.C. and Madeleine Carter of Wagners will host an information meeting for the benefit of former students of the Schools for the Deaf in Nova Scotia who have expressed interest in the class action concerning abuse and neglect at the schools.

    The February 20th meeting will commence at 1:00 p.m. and will take place at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 400 Main Street, Saint John, New Brunswick.

    The purposes of the meeting are to meet the legal team and representative plaintiffs as well as to learn more about how the class action process works.

    In the not too distant future similar meetings will be held in Sydney, Cape Breton and Halifax. We will contact class members and post information on this page once the future meeting particulars have been finalized.

  • Update – January 13, 2016

    On today’s date, Wagners filed its Notice of Action and Statement of Claim concerning allegations of abuse of former pupils of the Schools for the Deaf in Halifax and Amherst, Nova Scotia.

    A copy of the claim may be found under the Court Documents tab.

  • Update – October 28, 2015

    On today’s date, Wagners served a Notice of Intended Action on the Attorney General of Nova Scotia with respect to the proposed class proceeding that will be filed upon the expiration of the two month notice period.

    The Notice is available for viewing under the Court Documents tab. 

The following documents concerning the class action which has been filed by Wagners in relation to allegations of abuse at the two deaf schools in Nova Scotia are available for viewing in PDF format:

We are presently accepting enquiries from individuals who allegedly endured abuse while residing at or attending the Nova Scotia School for the Deaf (Halifax, NS) and the Interprovincial School for the Education of the Deaf in Amherst (later named the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority – Resource Centre for the Hearing Handicapped and subsequently the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority – Resources Centre for the Hearing Impaired).

If you are a former resident or attendant of either of the above noted institution(s) with allegations of abuse, please contact Wagners. You may be eligible for inclusion as a Class Member in our proposed class action lawsuit.

To sign up and determine if you qualify, please fill out this registration form:

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Sam M
Sam M
16:11 19 Jan 18
Dyana was so kind to help me and respond to my query within 24h even though they do not pursue the specific class action I was looking for. She sent me few links by email. Thank you Dyana.
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linda frausell
01:21 16 May 17
I have dealt with Wagner and Associates over the years and have received great advice,support and results . Their team is very respectful and show they care. You can trust them to take care of you and they always have your best interest in hand. I would definetly recommend them .
frank slaunwhite
frank slaunwhite
16:29 03 May 17
Ray Wagner and his legal team have been representing my niece and I for many years. They have been honest and quick to respond to all our needs in a professional manner. I highly recommend Wagners Law Firm and appreciate their caring approach. Thanks
Missy Day
Missy Day
12:03 06 Oct 16
I can't speak highly enough about the lawyers at Wagners who represented me for injuries from not one but two motor vehicle accidents. They were very professional and approachable. I was kept informed of all steps in the process and all of my inquiries were responded to and dealt with very quickly. The lawyers are knowledgeable and showed great empathy for what I was going through. I would recommend this firm to anyone!
Nicholas Gordon
Nicholas Gordon
11:30 06 Oct 16
I contacted Wagners about a motor vehicle accident. I was able to speak with someone right away. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. I received a response about pursuing a case the next day. I would highly recommend this firm.
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