Richelieu River flood victims file claim against Quebec, Ottawa

A Superior Court judge will begin hearing arguments Tuesday for a class action lawsuit  on behalf of people who sustained property damage from the Richelieu River flood of 2011.

The lawsuit seeks $200 million from the Quebec and federal governments.

More than 3000 homeowners suffered property damage.

Some people lost their homes outright.

The $200 million claimed in the suit represents losses not covered by the Quebec government, moral damages as well as a charge that the federal government failed to properly manage the watershed , including never completing a dam on the river between Chambly and Saint -Jean- sur- Richelieu.

The hearing is expected to last four days.

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  1. John posted on 04/21/2014 09:09 AM
    If you choose to build and live in a flood zone then you should bear the responsibility. Stop expecting the governments to cover the cost of your own folly.
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