Canada: $145 Settlement Reached in Canadian Government LGBT Purge Class Action Lawsuit

Following the official apology by Prime Minister Justin Trudeaufor the state-sponsored, systemic oppression, and rejection of LGBTQ citizens, McKiggan Hebert Lawyers has announced that an Agreement in Principle was recently reached between counsel for the class members and the Department of Justice to settle the LGBTQ Purge class action lawsuit.

The "LGBT Purge" refers to the Canadian government's systematic campaign between the 1950s and the 1990s to identify and purge lesbians, gay men, and those suspected of being gay from the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence.

Highlights of Settlement

  • A total financial settlement valued at up to $145 million
  • A fund for individual compensation valued at up to $110 million
  • Individual compensation will range based on harm suffered from a minimum of $5,000 up to a maximum of $150,000
  • A fund for Reconciliation and Memorialization measures of at least $15 million
  • Read all settlement highlights here.

Next Steps & Settlement Details
There are several steps that must be completed before this settlement is finalized and funds are available to victims.  Read more via newswire