On September 24, 2021, Justice McDonald of the Federal Court approved the settlement agreement and determined that it is fair, reasonable and in the best interests of Survivor and Descendant Class Members. While the settlement has been approved, it is not yet possible to submit a claim.

The settlement approval is subject to an “appeal period”. Under the Federal Courts Act and the Federal Courts Rules, there is a 30-day period in which the parties can appeal the judge’s decision, followed by a 30-day period in which class members can seek leave of the court to appeal. Once the appeal period closes, we will move as quickly as possible to open the claims process.