The VAC hotline, specially designed for our class, is: 1-800-487-7797. Under the PIA, settlement funds are paid by the federal government to a specialized administrator selected by the parties. The administrator accepts individual payment requests from class members and determines who is entitled to the payment and how much they can receive. We are also developing our own website, which will be presented later this month, to keep you informed of the combined group action. Yes, yes. If you have received compensation from VAC, you are still entitled to compensation according to the 1-3 levels of compensation. Class members are informed of this fair hearing to be determined by the Court. The Court of Justice will give class members the opportunity to present their views on the transaction in a way that is defined by the Court of Justice. Irving Mitchell Kalichman LLP filed an application for authorization for the institute of a class action on behalf of the proposed class representative, Martine Roy. The complaint is directed against the Government of Canada and its appropriate authorities, who allegedly conducted a deliberate and widespread campaign to systematically identify and clean up federal LGBT public service employees, regardless of the official decriminalization of homosexual acts committed in Canada on June 27, 1969.
The independent administrator decides, with the assistance of the evaluator, to what extent each applicant is entitled to the right under the FSA. The decision is not made by Canada or by a class counsellor. The class counsellor is available at all times to help you complete your application. If the FSA is not authorized and this action results in substantive proceedings, Canada could make a s.9 defence against any applicant who could apply for a pension through Veteran`s Affairs Canada (“VAC”), whether or not that person has applied. If this defence were successful, it would mean that not all Veterans would receive anything in our class action. The fact that an applicant can only be compensated once for the same harm is a fundamental principle of the law. Level 4 is intended to compensate claimants for the physical or psychological effects of the purge or for the effects of physical or sexual abuse related to the purge. To the extent that the clean-up relates to service-related harm on the basis of a VAC pension already received by an applicant, there is overlap between the amounts received by an applicant via VAC and the amounts payable above Level 4. The objective of the comparison is to deal with it fairly, by re-re- reporting the amounts received by VAC with the amounts available at Level 4. We are in the process of negotiating a final conciliation agreement (FSA) on the basis of the agreement in principle already reached with Canada.
The AIP is a legally binding document signed by the parties. It provides an approximate overview of the legal consequences of this group action. It describes how the claim process works. You can read the AIP www.lgbtpurge.com on our website. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact a member of our legal team of our complainants and we will send you a printed copy. Each province in Canada sets a time limit for the application of civil rights. Although there are exceptions and arguments in some cases, in general, a civil action must be brought within 3 years in Quebec and within 2 years in Ontario.