Sunday, December 21, 2014

$110 Million Class Action Lawsuit Against CAS

A $110 Million dollar class action lawsuit has been filed against CAS, initiated by Holly Papassay and Toni Gran for injuries suffered while in CAS foster care. Lawyer Jonathan Ptak says they are working on making it a class action lawsuit, saying there are tens of thousands of victims that could speak out and be added to the proceedings.

Thunder Bay Ontario Superior Court Statement of Claim, 17 pages

Ontario could face class-action suit over alleged failure to protect Crown wards
Global News article March 24, 2014

This CTV news footage posted March 24, 2014 details the story. Holly is seen detailing the abuse she suffered while in care, that being raped, sodomized and sexually abused in other ways. Complaints to CAS were ignored.

Video, CTV News footage, March 24, 2014 2:47

Carole Chretien-Rankin, another former foster child spoke of the bullying and abuse she suffered while in care. The foster parents never took pictures of her growing up; "It was just a cash thing" she says, so she has no pictures of herself when she was young. These CAS foster people did not care.

Sun News video of Carole, 4:27

Jesse Larabee (who contacted Papa to post this information) is also a member of this lawsuit. He writes, "I only wish that I had someone who did their job properly in the first place and we wouldn't be in this long term mess that we are in now."

Jesse Larabee YouTube channel of various videos.

Hopefully more people will become aware of this class action lawsuit and will contact lawyer Jonathan Ptak, and submit their story.

Koskie Minsky Law Firm - Jonathan Ptak


  1. Dec. 7, 2014
    7:55 PM


    I was abused prior to going into foster hell. As soon as I became a foster kid I was already a victim of abuse and would have been entitled to a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the government would have been in a position to make that claim or help you make that claim. So when the government became my parents..all those so called good social workers and advocates and group home workers and CAS workers and child and youth workers would have been in a position to make a claim on my behalf. Why did none of the workers do that on my behalf? Any competent worker would have filed a claim on my behalf whe I became a crown ward and would have saved that money for me until I aged out of the system at age 18 years old. At a minimum those workers should have told my mother and grandmother or aunt and uncles that that needed to be done. If the child welfare would of criminally charged the group home staff and foster "parents" and a few other foster kids then I would of never gotten involved with this class action lawsuit. If the child welfare and or my blood relatives (that included aunts and uncles and grandmothers too) would have filed a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board on my behalf when I was 10 years old and saved it and than gave it to me when I was 18 years old I never would have gotten involved with this class action lawsuit. If child welfare would have found me a permanent and loving family then I would of never gotten involved with this class action lawsuit. The reason? I would of had my justice. This class action lawsuit is good now, because maybe the government will start listening.


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