Man files lawsuit against U of King’s College, Dal, Synod, estate

April 20, 2022
A man who accused the recently-deceased professor Wayne Hankey of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against the board of governors at the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University, as well as the Anglican Diocesan Synod of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and Hankey’s estate. The lawsuit claims that U of King’s College, Dal, and the Synod were negligent in protecting Johnson because they knew or should have known that Hankey “did not have the requisite qualifications or character” to work with minors and “displayed pedophilic tendencies.” The court documents also say that the institutions should have screened and monitored those with authority over minors and taken action over allegations or suspicions of inappropriate conduct. CBC (NS)