Insurer Must Indemnify Church for Compensation Payments Made to Abuse Victims.
Aviva Insurance Company of Canada v. L’Évêque Catholique Romain de Bathurst, 2018 NBCA 64.
In 2002, Valéry Vienneau was appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bathurst. Soon thereafter, Mr. Vienneau was contacted by individuals alleging Fathers Charles Picot and Levi Noel had sexually abused them. The RCMP charged and tried both Picot and Noel. As a result of the publicity, more alleged victims of abuse came forward. The...Read More