SPIESER V. ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CANADA ET AL.

(CONTAMINATION OF GROUNDWATER BY TCE IN SHANNON, QUEBEC)

FOR THE EXECUTION AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS IN THE QUEBEC COURT OF APPEAL DECISION IN 200-09-007773-127

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The following form is intended for members of the class defined in the judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Persons who were aged 18 years or over on December 21, 2000, who have suffered harm arising from the contamination of the groundwater by trichloroethylene (TCE) and its breakdown products originating on properties owned by the Government of Canada at DRDC Valcartier and the Société immobilière Valcartier Inc. (now GD-OTS Canada Inc.), or from troubles and inconvenience caused by aqueduct connection work, who resided in Shannon:

  1. from January 1996 to December 2000 in one of the residences connected to the aqueduct during the September to December 2001 aqueduct connection phase (described in Appendix A );
  2. in one of the residences connected to the aqueduct during one of the aqueduct connection phases that took place from 2001 to 2006 (described in Appendix A ); or
  3. from April 1995 to March 2000, in one of the housing units supplied with water from the military base’s aqueduct system (described in Appendix A ).

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING A CLAIM IS JULY 10, 2022.

A Claim consists of a form and supporting documents. A separate Claim shall be submitted for each individual.

Claims must be submitted to the Claims Administrator electronically, by no later than July 10, 2022, via the Claims Portal at actioncollectiveshannon.ca.

If you require help or additional information to complete your form, you can contact Class Counsel at 418-527-5257 or by email at cveilleux@cva-juris.com. You may also mandate a legal counsel at your own expense. Claimants who mandate lawyers or mandataries to fill out their form will be fully responsible for such lawyers’ or representatives’ fees and expenses.

For help with navigating the Claims Portal or for general information, you may contact the Claims Administrator toll-free at 1-855-310-1012 or by email at reclamationshannon@rcgt.com. The Claims Administrator will not provide any legal advice.

In the event it is impossible for you to submit your Claim on the Claims Portal, and only then, you may request a paper form from the Claims Administrator. If you are sending a paper form to the Claims Administrator, you must keep a proof of mailing the Claim to confirm receipt (e.g. tracking number and delivery confirmation).

Claimants (or their lawyers or mandataries) must inform the Claims Administrator in writing of any changes in their contact information or legal representative.

Please keep copies of all documents you submit to the Claims Administrator.

CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

The personal information provided in this form will be used solely for the purposes of this claims process and will not be disclosed to third parties. However, the Claims Administrator, Class Counsel and the Defendants may, without further formality, file with the Court this form or any other document containing relevant personal information about the Claimants during the claims process.

This statement is subject to the application of any law of public order, including the access to information legislation applicable to the Government of Canada, or any other disclosure requirements applicable to the Government of Canada.