A Settlement Agreement has been reached and approved on January 12, 2018 by the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench that settles the litigation involving the severe flooding in Manitoba in 2011 that led to the evacuation of and/or adverse conditions endured by members of the Pinaymootang (Fairford), Little Saskatchewan, Lake St. Martin, and Dauphin River First Nations.
While not admitting wrongdoing, the Governments of Manitoba and Canada have agreed to pay $90,283,000.00. This amount includes lawyer (“Class Counsel”) fees and expenses as well as Administration costs.
WHO CAN GET MONEY FROM THE SETTLEMENT?
All members of the Pinaymootang (Fairford), Little Saskatchewan, Lake St. Martin, and Dauphin River First Nations resident in Manitoba at the time of the 2011 flood can make claims for Disruption Payments and Special Circumstances payments.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions tab for more details on the Settlement.
HOW DO I MAKE A CLAIM TO GET MONEY FROM THE SETTLEMENT?
In order to make a claim for benefits under the Settlement, Class Members must complete, sign and return a Claim Form to the Claims Administrator, along with any necessary supporting documents, postmarked or deposited by courier or delivered in person at various Workshops no later than July 17, 2018. If a Class Member does not timely and properly submit a Claim Form, he or she will not be able to participate in or share in the benefits available under the Settlement.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for instructions on how to complete and submit a Claim Form.
Click here to obtain a Claim Form.
Claim Form Workshops:
RBC Convention Centre (Winnipeg, MB):
To find the RicePoint Administration Claim Workshops enter the Main Entrance of the RBC Convention Centre located on York Avenue.
April 24 at 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
April 25 at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Gypsumville Hall (Gypsumville, MB):
April 26 at 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
April 27 at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Claim Deadline: July 17, 2018