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The Shannon class action lawsuit

On March 19th 2007, the Superior Court of Quebec authorized a class action lawsuit against the Attorney General of Canada, as the representative of her Majesty in Right of Canada, and SNC Technologies Inc. in the name of the following group:

  1. Every physical person currently residing, or who resided after January 1st, 1953, in the territory of the municipality of Shannon or on Cannon street located in the municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, his(her) legal successors or heirs, affected personally or materially by groundwater contamination from trichloroethylene (TCE) and its degradation by-products originating on immovable properties owned by the Government of Canada at the Canadian Forces Base in Valcartier or by SNC Technologies Inc.
  2. Every physical person who is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and is currently residing, or who resided after January 1st, 1953, in the territory of the municipality of Shannon or on Cannon street located in the municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, his (her) legal successors or heirs, affected personally or materially by ground water contamination from trichloroethylene (TCE) and its degradation by-products originating on immovable properties owned by the Government of Canada at the Canadian Forces Base in Valcartier or by SNC Technologies Inc.

Ms. Marie-Paule Spieser was granted the status of representative of the group for the purpose of the trial. She represents the more than 2800 members who have so far signed up.


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