L'Isle Verte seniors home owners sue town

Residence burned in January killing 32 people

The owners of the Isle Verte seniors residence that burned to the ground last January are suing the town, saying its negligence led to the deaths of 32 residents. 

The couple who owned the residence, Irene Plante and Roch Bernier, are asking the town for 3.8 million dollars.

They've hired well known Quebec City lawyer Guy Bertrand to represent them.

They claim that the town refused to implement an emergency and evacuation plan, despite repeated pleas from the couple.

The couple has a long list of additional complaints: there weren't enough firefighters on the scene early on, the low water pressure was ineffective, a lack of evacuation vehicles and delays in asking nearby towns for assistance.

The 3.8M includes damage to the building, the mortgage and psychological damages.

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