Severe flooding in Manitoba in 2011 led to the evacuation of many members of these First Nations. On April 3, 2012 a class action was commenced against the Governments of Manitoba & Canada for damages suffered by members of the class in relation to the flooding (i.e. damage to their personal property and evacuation from the Reserves).
The Courts have determined that the class action is certified, and can proceed as a group action rather than having each member of the class bringing a separate lawsuit.
Following the certification the parties entered into negotiations and have settled the lawsuit. This settlement must be approved by the Court before settlement benefits can be paid to the class. If approved another Notice will be published with details on how to make a claim for payment.
The Settlement Approval Hearing is scheduled to occur on January 12, 2018.