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An NDP Government would allow all victims of abuse at New Westminster's Woodlands School to apply for compensation.
That announced by party leader, Adrian Dix.
"And I think it's time to stop using legal technicalities against the survivors of Woodlands School and to bring this matter to a close."
Only victims who went to Woodlands after August 1, 1974 have been considered eligible.
Dix says he doesn't think compensation for additional victims will add significantly to government's costs.
He says the government expected there would be more people eligible, and says many victims have passed away..and so the original amount of money set aside for compensation should cover these additional victims.