Introduction

The first sign of serious trouble appeared in the press on 17 October 1924. The Halifax Citizen, a weekly paper “devoted to the interests of workers,” ran a front-page story whose title claimed, “Fiendish Cruelty Practised upon the Inmates of the Halifax Industrial School.”¹ Citizen reporter A.L. Br...

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Published in: The Guardianship of Best Interests p. 3
Main Author: RENÉE N. LAFFERTY
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: MQUP 11-01-2012
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: The first sign of serious trouble appeared in the press on 17 October 1924. The Halifax Citizen, a weekly paper “devoted to the interests of workers,” ran a front-page story whose title claimed, “Fiendish Cruelty Practised upon the Inmates of the Halifax Industrial School.”¹ Citizen reporter A.L. Breen had conducted a covert investigation into the school after rumours had begun to circulate about unsavoury conditions at the institution. The sizable, four-storey, wood-frame building on Quinpool Road housed up to 100 boys at a time, all of them there, ostensibly, to receive vocational training, a basic academic and religious education, and
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