This claims administration website was updated on November 6, 2023

The Claims Administrator has begun the process of sending e-transfers to Approved Late Claimants as of November 6, 2023 as Class Counsel has approved distributions to Late Claimants from the surplus funds remaining in the Claim Fund.

Pursuant to the Distribution Protocol:


i. Requirement to Submit Timely Administrative Form

“Class Members who submit a late Administrative Form for any reason will only be eligible to receive any compensation in the event there are surplus funds remaining after the distribution, for example due to stale dated cheques, or in the event the holdback for administration or taxes exceeds what is required. Payments to Class Members who submit late Administrative Forms are in the discretion of Class Counsel and may be in amounts less than the compensation provided to Class Members who submitted a timely Administrative Form, depending on the sufficiency of funds. There is no appeal regarding the determination that an Administrative Form is late or from the amount of funds provided to Class Members who submitted a late Administrative Form.”

As per the requirements pursuant to the Distribution Protocol, the Claims Administrator is responsible for mailing T-4 slips to Claimants.

Pursuant to the Distribution Protocol: i. Confirmation of Membership in Class
19. The amounts paid pursuant to this settlement are income and the Claims Administrator shall deduct/remit employee and employer portions of CPP, EI and income tax, and prepare T4A forms as necessary. The Defendant is not responsible to withhold any amounts. The Claims Administrator and each member of the Class are responsible for any tax or other amounts payable and will indemnify the Defendant for any liability in this regard.

“Withholding Rate” means the amounts deducted from the Relative Share for remittance to CRA pursuant to paragraph 19 of the Distribution Protocol.

  • 10% on amounts up to and including $5,000
  • 20% on amounts over $5,000 up to and including $15,000
  • 30% on amounts over $15,000

The above rates are a blend of federal and provincial. Class Members may have to pay extra tax on these amounts when they file their income tax and benefit returns.

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