Mandatory Victim Surcharges Class Action
Quebec Superior Court file #
On December 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision finding that the mandatory victim surcharge imposed by section 737 of the Criminal Code violates section 12 of the Charter, is therefore unconstitutional and declared it to be of no force and effect immediately (R. v. Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58).
This class action seeks damages from the Attorney General of Quebec and Her Majesty the Queen on behalf of all persons who, since 1988, were required to pay monies to the state as a mandatory victim surcharge.
All persons who were required to pay monies to the state as a mandatory victim surcharge.
1) Reimbursement of the mandatory victim surcharge paid to the State by each Class Member since 1988;
2) Punitive damages in an amount to be determined for each Class Member, pursuant to s. 24(1) of the Charter; and
3) Moral damages to each Class Member.
Pending Authorization hearing