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First Nations Drinking Water Class Action Settlement Claim


A settlement has been reached for this class action.

The $8-billion settlement includes $1.5 billion in compensation for individuals deprived of clean drinking water; $6 billion to upgrade water infrastructure to help settle ongoing water issues; and the creation of a $400-million First Nation Economic and Cultural Restoration Fund.

You may choose to make a Class Action Claim through the claims administrator free of charge, or you may request CLG to make a claim on your behalf.

CLG will also make a claim if you suffered health issues as a result of drinking water.

To start, fill the form below to get more information on the next steps.

About The Case:

Safe drinking water is essential to the human health and well-being. For many First Nations people, water also has deep cultural and spiritual significance. Although access to safe and reliable drinking water is easy for most Canadian, many first Nations communities have long been experiencing challenges to accessing safe drinking water, which is exemplified by that the water supplied to many First Nations reserves is often contaminated, hard to access, or at risk due to faulty treatment systems (Galway, 2016; Human Rights Watch, 2016).

Government reports, case-study reviews by non-profit organizations and academic research have identified the inequalities in the accessibility to safe drinking water between First Nations communities and other communities across Canada. For example, people living on First Nations reserves are 90 times more likely to be without running water than other Canadians (Morrison et al., 2015). The number of water-borne infections in First Nations communities is 26 times higher than the national average, and “about 30% of reserved-based community water systems are classified as posing a high risk to water quality” (Morrison et al., 2015).

The long-standing issue of inadequate access to safe drinking water in First Nations communities is also demonstrated by the large number of drinking water advisories on First Nations water systems across Canada.

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First Nations Drinking Water Class Action Settlement Claim
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