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Compensation coming for 4 Manitoba First Nations flooded in 2011 – CBC

$90-million settlement from Manitoba, Ottawa is being presented to the courts for approval

Jan 12, 2018

Members of four Manitoba First Nations are one step closer to being compensated for flooding that forced them from their homes back in 2011.

Their lawyers are in court Friday, providing details of a $90-million settlement agreed to by the Manitoba and federal governments.

“It’s not insignificant. It’s substantial. I can’t give an exact number but we’re not looking at hundreds of dollars; we’re looking at tens of thousands of dollars that could get into the hands of some of those most severely impacted,” says Sabrina Lombardi, a partner with McKenzie Lake Lawyers in London, Ont.

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