well, lets correct it for them then, eh.......
During the reign of Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis in the 1940s and 1950s, an alarming number of healthy children living in sanctuaries were hastily diagnosed as mentally incompetent, psychotic patients. The diagnoses were always swift — the children went to bed orphans and woke up psychiatric patients. The reason? Shrewd fiscal planning; federal subsidies paid out more to hospitals than to orphanages. Some children allegedly endured lobotomies, electroshock, straitjackets and abuse. For the rest of their lives they would struggle to bring attention to their story and demand compensation. They called themselves the Duplessis Orphans.
The Duplessis Orphans
(French (external - login to view)
: les Orphelins de Duplessis
) are the victims of a scheme in which several thousand orphaned (external - login to view)
children were falsely certified as mentally ill (external - login to view)
by the government of the province of Quebec (external - login to view)
, Canada (external - login to view)
and confined to psychiatric institutions (external - login to view)
. It is widely regarded as the largest case of institution-based child abuse (external - login to view)
in Canadian (external - login to view)
Orphanages (external - login to view)
and schools (external - login to view)
were the financial responsibility of the provincial government but funding for mental institutions was also provided by the government of Canada (external - login to view)
. Beginning in the 1940s and continuing into the 1960s, Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis (external - login to view)
in cooperation with the Roman Catholic Church (external - login to view)
who ran the orphanages, developed a scheme to obtain Federal funding for thousands of children, most of whom had been orphaned through their abandonment by an unwed mother. In some cases the Catholic orphanages were relabelled as health-care facilities and in other cases the children were shipped from orphanages to existing mental asylums. Years later, long after these institutions were closed, the adult children who had survived them began to speak out about the harsh treatment and sexual abuse (external - login to view)
they were forced to endure at the hands of the Roman Catholic Church priests, nuns, and administrators. Reminiscent of the abuses by the Catholic-run Magdalen Asylums (external - login to view)
, members of the Duplessis Orphans
claim that they were used as slave labour (external - login to view)
and subjected to extreme physical abuse for misbehaviour.
By the 1990s, there remained about 3000 survivors and a large group formed to start a campaign for justice. They called themselves the Duplessis Orphans
after Maurice Duplessis, the premier of the province during that time whose government was responsible for their plight.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duplessis_Orphans (external - login to view)
In the mid-20th century, under the regime of Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis, tens of thousands of disadvantaged children were transferred from orphanages into asylums in a corrupt ploy to divert funding into psychiatric coffers. Many simply vanished. Today, a small band of survivors and their families seek answers-- and justice.
www.freedommag.org/english/vol38i/page18.htm (external - login to view)
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