TORONTO–()–The Federal Court of Canada has authorized a class action against Her Majesty the Queen on behalf of the following Group:

All persons who were sent a letter from Health Canada in November 2013 that had the phrase Marihuana Medical Access Program on the envelope.

The action alleges, among other things, that Health Canada breached the privacy of members of the Marihuana Medical Access Program when it sent the approximately 40,000 letters to participants in the Marihuana Medical Access Program in November 2013, in envelopes referring explicitly to the “Marihuana Medical Access Program” or “Programme d’accès à la marihuana a des fins médicales”.

The plaintiffs are asking the Court to order Health Canada to pay compensation to affected individuals for, among other things, the alleged breach of privacy. Health Canada denies that it did anything wrong.

If you wish to participate in the class action, DO NOTHING.

If you do not wish to participate in the class action, you must opt out by sending an opt-out request to Trilogy Class Action Services by July 21, 2022. If you opt out, the results of the lawsuit will not apply to you and you will not be entitled to receive any money through the lawsuit.

The notice of certification, opt-out procedure, and other important information about the class action is available here:


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