Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR02 - (Manitoba-Flood-Settlement)

LONDON, Ontario. x-10s. About 4,000 people from Manitoba First Nations displaced by flooding in 2011 are to share most of a 90-million-dollar settlement in a class-action lawsuit reached with the provincial and federal governments. Lawyer Sabrina Lombardi says payments could flow to members of Lake St. Martin, Dauphin River, Little Saskatchewan and Pinaymootang First Nations as early as next spring if the settlement is approved by a judge later this year.

("...displaced today.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The lawsuit alleged the Manitoba government knowingly and recklessly caused the disaster in their communities by diverting too much floodwater into Lake Manitoba. The lawsuit was launched in 2012 but was not certified by the court until January. …

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