Deadline looms for compensation for safe drinking water in $8 billion class action settlement

By Jan Murphy, Local Journalism Initiative TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITOR- The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte are on standby to help community members with processing claims as the deadline looms to receive compensation as part of an $8 billion class action settlement related to safe drinking water in First Nations communities. “We have a staff person we’ve hired to help community members with processing those claims,’’ Chief R. Donald Maracle said in an interview, adding that Grant Barberstock can be reached at the band office by calling 613-396-3424 or on his cell at 613-438-6177. The compensation comes on the heels of a national class action lawsuit brought against the Attorney General of Canada by lawyers acting on behalf of Tataskweyak Cree Nation, Curve Lake First Nation and Neskantaga First Nation…

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