Closing arguments being heard in Mount Cashel civil trial


Published on December 14, 2016

Geoff Budden prepares for closing arguments at the Mount Cashel civil trial.

As the Mount Cashel civil trial returned to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Wednesday for closing arguments, abuse victims’ lawyer Geoff Budden called the Roman Catholic Church’s explanation “flimsy” in terms of how it said it handled requests from the Christian Brothers as simple courtesy — a matter of co-ordinating activities in the parish.