QUEBEC, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - A class action pertaining to gas
price fixing in 23 additional markets in the Province of Quebec has
been authorized on September 6th, 2012 by the Honourable Justice Dominique Bélanger of the Quebec
Superior Court. The markets covered by the class action are the
Beauce (Saint-Georges, Sainte-Marie, Scott, Saint-Anselme,
Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière, Saint-Patrice de Beaurivage et
Bas-Saint-Laurent (Rivière-du-Loup, Rimouski et Mont-Joli
The class representatives, Daniel Thouin and the Automobile Protection
Association (APA), seek compensation for consumers and companies of 50
employees or less who have purchased gas in the subject markets for the
period starting January 1st, 2002 to June 30, 2006.
This class action is the second pertaining to gas price fixing in the
Province of Quebec since the Honourable Justice Dominique Bélanger of
the Quebec Superior Court has previously authorized a class action on
November 30, 2009 concerning the markets of Sherbrooke, Magog,
Victoriaville and Thetford Mines.
In June 2008, criminal charges were filed in Sherbrooke, Magog,
Victoriaville and Thetford Mines following an investigation by the
Canadian Competition Bureau known as "Project Octane". As of today, 27
individuals and seven companies have pleaded guilty.
SOURCE: Paquette Gadler inc.
For further information:
Mr. George Iny
Automobile Protection Association
Tel. : 514 273-1662
Cell phone : 514 867-1662
Mtre Guy Paquette
Paquette Gadler Inc.
Attorneys ad litem for plaintiffs
Mtre Pierre LeBel
Counsels for plaintiffs
Tel.: 418 266-0871