TORONTO and OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - The plaintiffs in class actions on behalf of survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination in the Canadian Armed Forces announce that the Government of Canada has agreed to commence settlement discussions in these matters. In order to facilitate these discussions, the parties are jointly requesting that the Federal Court adjourn the motions for certification, which were scheduled to proceed on July 9, 2018, until February 2019.
Class actions on behalf of survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination in the Canadian Armed Forces were commenced in late 2016 and early 2017 in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Quebec City and Victoria. The plaintiffs in the class actions are represented by Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto, Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP/s.r.l. in Ottawa, Wagners – A Serious Injury Law Firm, in Halifax, Quessy Henry St-Hilaire, avocats in Quebec City, and Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP, in Victoria. Counsel to the plaintiffs are working together in a consortium.
SOURCE Koskie Minsky LLP
For further information: Media Contact: Jonathan Ptak, Koskie Minsky LLP, (416) 595-2149, email@example.com; Class Member Contact: Toll Free: 1(888) 502-7455, Website: www.kmlaw.ca/militaryassaultclassaction, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Media Contact: Andrew Astritis, Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne and Yazbeck LLP, (613) 567-3721, email@example.com; Class Member Contact: www.ravenlaw.com/armed-forces-class-action, firstname.lastname@example.org; Media Contact: Raymond Wagner, Wagners, (902) 425-7330, email@example.com; Class Member Contact: 1 (800) 465-8794, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.wagners.co/current-class-actions; Media Contact: Jean-Daniel Quessy, Quessy Henry St-Hilaire, avocats, email@example.com, (418) 682-8924 #224; Media Contact: Rajinder Sahota, Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP, firstname.lastname@example.org, 250.384.6262; Class Member Contact: 1 (877) 275-8766, http://www.achesonlaw.ca/class-action/, email@example.com