Speak­ing out

Waterloo Region Record - - Insight -

Re: A mem­ory of ter­ror from train­ing school: Was young­ster killed? — Feb. 12

I just read Colin Perkel’s story on the provin­cial train­ing school in Cobourg. I too was in Brook­side for 13 months in the late 1960s and the men­tal abuse and con­stant fear has been buried deep. My let­ter is not of con­dem­na­tion nor re­venge but more so to try to con­vince Rick Brown, and any oth­ers, to join in the class-ac­tion law­suit against the prov­ince. I also have many anger is­sues and when I first heard of the law­suit I was not re­ally in­ter­ested in join­ing. One of my in­quir­ing nieces spoke with me and I was brought to the re­al­iza­tion that this suit is not about money. It is about the re­lief I felt when I spoke up.

I fully be­lieve this story, and I know the pain was real. So if you are a vic­tim of these sadis­tic su­per­vi­sors I strongly en­cour­age you to join the suit for a lit­tle re­lief af­ter so many years of tor­ment.

Jim Glass


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