Class action suit against the government
A citizen fed up with the corruption and collusion allegations coming to light at the Charbonneau Commission is trying to get a class action lawsuit off the ground.
Danika Lalonde is an ordinary Montrealer who believes taxpayers have been ripped off long enough and deserve something in return.
She is now in the process of looking for a lawyer to work with to get her class action going.
"From watching the news and seeing the corruption in all the industries, and all the money that went through, and our taxes going up, it's just frustrating to see where our money is going," she tells CJAD.
She is asking in her lawsuit that the government reimburse taxpayers through their income tax.
But lawyers say this won't be an easy task. CJAD's legal expert Christopher Dimakos says even if she was successful in getting this suit approved by the courts, and won, the money recouped for the taxpayer would be minimal.
"The problem here is when you do sue the government for tax money, the way that the government would pay you back is with tax money."
Lalonde has set up a Facebook page "Recours collectif suite a la Commission Charbonneau" to bring attention to her fight. She is hoping to get a lawyer on board soon to take this further.