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MDLO Covid-19 Policy

Out of concern for the well-being of our staff, clients and potential clientele, Michel Drapeau Law Office will be conducting all consultations and meetings online, via videoconferencing. 

During this pandemic, our office hours are currently reduced to the following: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Our office remains open, and we are answering phone calls and emails as soon as practicable. However, we ask that you do not visit our office in person until further notice.

Recent Notable Appearances

For information on our most recent notable Court and Tribunal appearances, click here.

Recent Publications and Media Appearances

For information on our most recent notable publications and notable media appearances, click here.

Perhaps of particular interest given the ongoing 3rd independent review of the military justice system, for access to the rare and in short supply text "Behind the Times: Modernization of Canadian Military Criminal Justice", please click here, and for access to "Winds of Change: Conference and Debate on Canadian Military Law", please click here.

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CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT :

Toth v. Her Majesty the Queen - January 2021 Update

The Honourable Madame Justice Kane of the Federal Court of Canada has issued an Order establishing a timetable for the submission and payment of remaining claims for payment to Class Members or their estates under the approved Final Settlement Agreement. The Order also approves charitable distributions of settlement fund residue.

Veterans Affairs Canada (“VAC”) must receive all remaining claims for payment under the Final Settlement Agreement, with all necessary documentation, on or before 1 February 2021.  Any claim for payment under the Final Settlement Agreement that is incomplete or received by VAC on or after 2 February 2021 will be denied.

A copy of the Order issued by Justice Kane is available here.

If you are a Class Member or represent a Class Member or their estate that is eligible for a payment under the Final Settlement Agreement and are experiencing difficulties submitting all necessary documentation to Veterans Affairs Canada, you should contact Class Counsel as soon as possible:

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP can be reached at:

100 King St. W., Suite 1600

Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1G5

Attn: Malcolm Ruby or Adam Bazak

Tel: 416-369-6183

Email: Veterans@gowlingwlg.com

Michel Drapeau Law Office can be reached at:

192 Somerset West

Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0J4

Attn: Michel Drapeau or Josh Juneau

Tel: 613-236-2657, Extension 205

Email: Michel.Drapeau@mdlo.ca or   Joshua.Juneau@mdlo.ca

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Michel Drapeau Law Office

192 Somerset Street West

Ottawa, Ontario

K2P 0J4

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