Annual Contribution to Canada Post’s Drug insurance Plan
The purpose of this class action is to obtain the reimbursement of the amounts paid by the class action’s members since July 8th, 2013 in excess of the maximum annual contribution set out by the Act respecting prescription drug insurance.
On July 8, 2016 Mr. Réal Robillard filed a class action against Canada Post. You can consult the Motion for authorization to institute a class action here.
On June 14, 2017 the Superior Court of Quebec authorized the class action and named Mr. Robillard as the representative of the class action’s members.
You can consult the judgment of Justice Donald Bisson here.
Conditions to be part of this class action
You are part of the class action if :
• You are employed or retired or have been employed by Canada Post at any time as of July 8, 2013;
• You have been residing in Québec since July 8, 2013 or you have resided there at any time as of July 8, 2013;
• You have disbursed, while under the age of 65, amounts in excess of the maximum annual contribution set out by the Act respecting prescription drug insurance (that is, $992.00 for the period July 1 2013 to June 30, 2014, $1,006.00 for the period from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, $1,029.00 for the period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 and $1,046.00 for the period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) due to the insurance coverage offered by Canada Post.
You may exclude yourself from this class action
You do need to do anything if you want to be part of this class action.
Otherwise, you have until October 31, 2017 to exclude yourself from this class action.
If you do not exclude yourself from this class action, you will be bound by it and will not be able to bring your own personal action against Canada Post.
To exclude yourself, you must send a letter to the Registry of the Superior Court of Quebec at the following address:
1 Notre-Dame Street East, Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 1B6.
In your letter, you must specify the following file number of the Superior Court : 500-06-000801-163.
You can register to receive information on this class action by filling the form at the bottom of this page. We will keep you informed of developments as the case progresses.
For more information on what it means to be a member of a class action, you can consult our What are class actions section.
Summary of the class action
The class action was authorized by the Superior Court of Quebec on June 14, 2017.
According to Mr. Réal Robillard, Canada Post asked its employees and pensioners, in some cases, an annual contribution to their drug insurance plan that exceeds the maximum established by the Act respecting prescription drug insurance in Quebec.
According to Canada Post, the Quebec Act respecting prescription drug insurance does not apply to it.
Justice Donald Bisson was named to case-manage the class action and preside over the trial on the merits.
The law firms Trivium Avocats (https://www.triviumavocats.com/) and Trudel Johnston & Lespérance (http://tjl.quebec/) represent the class action’s members.