COOPER REGEL, along with KOSKIE MINSKY LLP, commenced a class action on December 18, 2018 against the Attorney General of Canada on behalf of Aboriginal persons, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada, who were subjected to excessive force by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nunavut, the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories at any time from 1928 to the present.
The claim alleges that Aboriginal persons are regularly assaulted by RCMP officers in the Nunavut, the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories because they are Aboriginal. The claim alleges systemic negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and breaches of sections 7 and 15 the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
On June 23, 2021 this action was been certified by the Federal Court. A copy of McVeigh’s Order and Reasons can be found below.
If you believe you may be a class member, please contact us at Cooper Regel 1-800-994-7477 or info@CooperRegel.ca
December 19, 2018 – Statement of Claim
June 23, 2021 – Certification Order & Reasons