Mount Cashel: a bitter legacy

Mount Cashel: a bitter legacy
Billy Earle, a victim of abuse at Mount Cashel orphanage in the 1970s, has been trying to shake anxiety ever since. — Photo by Barb Sweet/The Telegram
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Jeff Horbachuk
- May 05, 2016
- 19 h 00

I was at Saint Thomas More and remember all about what u say.I I had Bro French and Bro Short for principal.I was an outcast didn't buy into the special attention given to students hockey games, sleep,overs Going up to the Brothers residence where. Surprised Bro Short who was in undershirt and white boxers and was blocking the door and I heard students in the residence I didn't think much about it cause what happened at STM stayed at STM

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