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Manitoba First Nation flood evacuees net $90M-settlement – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201791 Views

About 4,000 people from 4 First Nations had to leave communities during 2011 flood

Jun 15, 2017

Residents forced out of four flooded-out First Nations will split a $90-million settlement from the Manitoba and federal governments.

Two thousand plaintiffs from Lake St. Martin, Little Saskatchewan, Dauphin River and Pinaymootang First Nations will be compensated after filing a class-action lawsuit against the province and Canada’s attorney general, CBC News learned Thursday.

“It has been six years since the flood happened,” Clifford Anderson, a plaintiff from Pinaymootang, said in a statement. “It’s time for our members, our elders and our young people to move home and move on.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/flood-evacuees-manitoba-settlement-1.4162609

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