Participation in the Class Action
The proposed class action against the Government of Canada has been filed in Federal Court. If you were sent a letter from Health Canada, or expect to receive a letter from Health Canada, referring to the Marijuana Medical Access Program on the envelope, you are a potential class member. You should register at www.marijuanaclassaction.com to indicate your interest as a class member, and to receive electronic updates from counsel. Please register even if you have already completed McInnes Cooper’s Questionnaire Form on this website. Alternately, you may wish to contact us toll-free at 1-855-669-3118.
View our responses to Frequently Asked Questions from proposed class members.
The Proposed Class Action and Statement of Claim
Canadian law firms McInnes Cooper and Branch MacMaster LLP have combined their respective class action teams to represent a proposed national class action against the Government of Canada. Separate claims were filed independently on November 25, 2013 in Federal Court. The consolidated claim will seek damages arising from a breach of privacy that occurred when, earlier this month, Health Canada sent letters to approximately 40,000 patients via Canada Post, in envelopes that clearly indicated the named patient participated in the “Marihuana Medical Access Program”.
View the Statement of Claim.
Keeping Participants Informed
Click here to read our current updates on the proposed class action.
We want to ensure that we provide the appropriate information so that you stay informed as the process of the proposed class action unfolds. We are currently creating a confidential database of individuals who qualify, by having received or are expecting to receive a letter from Health Canada with “Marihuana Medical Access Program” printed on the outside of the envelope. To be notified when we issue information regarding the proposed class action, do any one of the following:
Register at www.marijuanaclassaction.com. Please register even if you have already completed McInnes Cooper’s Questionnaire Form on this website.
Call our confidential phone line 1-855-669-3118 or send a confidential email to [email protected]. When contacting us please provide:
Your first, middle and last name
The address at which you received the letter from Health Canada
Mailing address (if different from the above)
Date of birth (This information will distinguish you from another class member with the same name.)
Your email address
A phone number at which you can be reached during the day
Brief details regarding how the privacy breach has affected you
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Confidential email: [email protected]
Confidential phone line: 1-855-669-3118