Case name:

Turcot Interchange Project Class Action

Quebec Superior Court file #:

500-06-000843-173

What this case was about:

Plaintiff alleged that the Ministère des Transports du Québec acted negligently and in violation of his rights to peaceful enjoyment of his property. Plaintiff further alleged that the noise and pollution caused by the repairs to the Turcot interchange have caused him and Class members abnormal and intolerable inconveniences. The Ministère des Transports du Québec denies any wrongdoing. The parties have agreed to a settlement, a copy of which is accessible below.

Settlement Class:

All residents, who at any time since March 21, 2015, resided within 350 meters of that section of the Saint-Jacques Street, (including the Saint-Jacques overpass), which runs West to East, intersecting the West perimeter of Girouard Avenue in the City of Montreal, Borough of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and the East perimeter of Decarie Boulevard in the same Borough.

Terms of the Settlement:

Compensation to Eligible Class Members shall be made in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the Distribution Protocol (Schedule 5 of the Settlement, a copy of which is accessible below). Eligible Members shall be entitled to claim the following amounts (less class counsel fees, costs and disbursements), subject to Court approval:

2016: $85.00 per month per eligible claim
2017: $55.00 per month per eligible claim

In order to claim the above compensation, Eligible Class Members must have resided, any time in 2016 and 2017, at one of the addresses listed below:

  • Even addresses from 906 to 972 inclusively on Addington Avenue
  • Odd addresses from 901 to 923 inclusively on Girouard Avenue
  • Odd addresses from 5451 to 5493 inclusively on St-Jacques Street

Status:

Class action authorized by the Superior Court of Quebec (the “Court”) on August 21, 2018. On August 4, 2020, the Court approved the settlement notice program. The settlement approval hearing will take place on October 15, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2.08 (or any other room to be confirmed at a later date) of the Montreal Courthouse.