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    Lalande et Duchesne c. Compagnie d’arrimage de Québec et Administration portuaire de Québec

    Port of Quebec/ Red dust dispersal which occurred on October 26th 2012

    The Case

    On January 14th 2013, the plaintiffs filed a motion seeking authorization to institute a class action in the Quebec Superior Court, district of Quebec. It was the first step in ensuring that everyone who suffered damages and inconveniences caused by a cloud of red dust emitted into the atmosphere on October 26th 2012 could receive just compensation.

    The motion alleges that the defendants were negligent in the management of their equipment and that the class members suffered significant damages following the emission into the atmosphere of a cloud of red dust containing significant concentrations of iron oxide.

    The class members are seeking a sum of $1000 for the troubles and inconveniences linked to the exploitation of dust following the incident on October 26th 2012.  The plaintiffs and the class members who are property owners are also seeking $2000 for the total cleaning costs they were required to incur.

    Following this particularly alarming incident, the plaintiffs in this class action, Véronique Lalande and Louise Duchesne, decided to institute a second class action regarding the abnormal troubles and inconveniences caused by the activities of the Compagnie d’arrimage de Québec and the Quebec Port Authority. For information concerning this second class action, or to register as a class member, click here.

    Are you a class member?

    The class is defined as follows:

    All individuals, property owners or residents, on October 25th 2012 of the borough La Cité-Limoilou, in the sectors delineated as follows:

    Vieux-Limoilou : South of 18th Street which becomes Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel until Marie-de-l’Incarnation and between Henri-Bourassa and the St-Charles River

    Saint-Roch: between the St-Charles River and the Boulevard Charest and between Jean-Lesage and Langelier and

    Saint-Sauveur and Saint-Malo:

    • between Charest and Arago, and this, between Langelier et Marie-de- l’lncarnation
    • between the St-Charles River and Charest, and this, between Langelier and Marie-de l’Incarnation and;

    Maizerets: between the Maizerets area and the streets Trinité, Villebon et Montmorency.”

    If you think you are class member and want to receive information on the file, you can sign up to our mailing list by signing this form.

    For more information on how you become a member of a class action, see our section entitled « What is a class action ? »

    To keep up to date with the citizen initiative regarding the activities of the Port of Quebec, click here.

    Where are we?

    The action was authorized on October 22nd 2014 by the Honourable judge Ouellet. Notices were published to inform class members of such in the newspapers Le Soleil and Le Journal du Québec.  We are currently negotiating a timetable with the defendants to establish the next steps in order to move the action forward.

    If you have any questions, you may contact us by clicking here.

    Trudel Johnston & Lespérance represent the members of the group in collaboration with the firm Jean-François Bertand Avocats inc.

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