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    Julie Gagné v. Hydro-Québec

    Hydro-Québec’s Overcharges

    The case

    This class action seeks to compensate Hydro-Québec customers for overcharges paid between 2008 and 2013. During this period, Hydro-Québec voluntarily overestimated the cost forecasts and underestimated the revenue forecasts it submitted to the Régie de l’énergie (the administrative tribunal that sets Hydro-Québec’s fares).

    Hydro-Québec’s illegal behaviour generated higher electricity fares for all its clients. The plaintiff is therefore seeking reimbursement of these overcharges, amounting to over $1.2 billion.

    Are you a member?

    You are a member of this class action if:

    – You are a natural person or a legal person established for a private interest, a partnership or an association

    – You were a Hydro-Québec customer for one or several periods between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2013

    – You received and paid bills for your electricity consumption during this period

    The procedures

    On December 11, 2019, Justice Duprat of the Superior Court authorized the institution of the class action.

    Hydro-Québec sought leave to appeal this judgment, which was denied on February 28, 2020. The Supreme Court then refused to hear Hydro-Québec’s appeal.

    The Originating Application (French only) was filed on June 18, 2021.

    The class action is currently in the pre-trial, preparatory phase.

    Class members are represented by TJL in collaboration with Archer, Lawyers and notaries.