Superior Court of Quebec Authorizes BSE Class Action

    MONTREAL, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - On June 14, 2007 the Honourable Justice
Richard Wagner of the Superior Court of Quebec authorized the bringing of a
class action by the following group "All physical and moral persons residing
in Quebec who raise cattle or who sell their cattle and who suffered damages
due to the discovery of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("BSE") in
a cow, confirmed on May 20, 2003, in the province of Alberta, and who were
affected by the closure of the border to beef and live cattle exports from
    A detailed version of this Notice may be viewed at
    If a member of the group wishes to exclude themselves from this class
action they must advise the clerk of the Superior Court of the District of
Montreal by registered or certified mail, within 30 days after the publication
of this notice.

    Attorneys for the Petitionners       Attorneys for the Respondents
    -------------------------------      ------------------------------
    Adams Gareau                         PROCUREUR GENERAL DU CANADA
    Me Gilles Gareau                     Joyal Leblanc
    Me Fredy Adams                       200, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
    1000 Sherbrooke, O., bureau 1530     Complexe Guy Favreau, Tour Est
    Montréal, Quebec H3A 3G4             Montréal, Québec H2Z 1X4

    Woods                                Borden Ladner Gervais
    2000, avenue McGill College          Me Robert Charbonneau
    Bureau 1700                          1000 de La Gauchetière O.
    Montréal Québec H3A 3H3              Bureau 900
                                         Montréal, Qc., H3B 5H4

For further information:

For further information: Mr. Kerry Eaton, 1-888-842-1331 Ext 2002,

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