Compensation Archive

Be aware that not all the phone numbers or links on the Archive page may work, since many of the programs have been discontinued due to lack of funds. Update Feb 23, 2017: New Update for 86-90 Class Action The Court Orders have been approved by all parties, signed by the supervising judges and issued by the Courts. A copy of the Court Orders can be found by clicking on the link for the applicable province below. The Administrator has begun processin

Hepatitis-C Tainted Blood Victims Fight Ottawa for Solution to $220M Fund Shortfall

MEDIA ADVISORY December 14, 2016 Hepatitis-C Tainted Blood Victims Fight Ottawa for Solution to $220M Fund Shortfall Did you have a transfusion before 1986 or after 1990? Interview Opportunity for COURT HEARING on your hepatitis C SETTLEMENT! Most Canadians thought the tainted blood tragedy had been fully addressed. But there are hundreds of tainted blood victims who are still waiting for the compensation that was promised to them by the Government

Compensation funds for tainted blood victims short more than $220-million

Funds created to compensate Canadians who contracted hepatitis C through tainted blood before 1986 and after 1990 have a combined shortfall of more than $220-million, according to a new document filed in court by the federal government. Gloria Galloway OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Unless Ottawa comes up with money to fill that gap, many of the victims of one of the worst health scandals in Canadian history will never get the full amount they are

Hepatitis-C Tainted Blood Victims Demand Equal Treatment

VANCOUVER, Sept. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Most Canadians thought the tainted blood tragedy had been fully addressed. But there are hundreds of tainted blood victims still waiting for the compensation that was promised to them by the Government of Canada. Lawyers representing some of the more than 500 victims in the pre-1986/post-1990 Hepatitis-C settlement group filed a submission last week in Vancouver requesting that the courts of Ontario, Québec and British Co

Canadian victims of tainted blood seek equal treatment

Canadians who contracted hepatitis C from tainted blood before 1986 and after 1990 are appealing to the federal government to right what they say is a basic unfairness and provide them with compensation equal to that given to those infected between those years. by Gloria Galloway Although there is more than enough cash to cover an original settlement with those infected between 1986, when the United States began testing donated blood, and 1990, when Cana

Tainted-blood victims to receive more compensation after court rulings

Thousands of people who were infected with hepatitis C between 1986 and 1990 are to receive millions of dollars more in compensation after historic court rulings by judges from Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Many of the victims have said their original payouts were inadequate, and a class-action lawsuit was launched to get access to a surplus in the settlement fund. The three judges heard the case in joint proceedings in Toronto, and ruled last...

Victims of Canada’s tainted blood scandal to share $207M compensation fund surplus

Victims of the hepatitis C tainted blood scandal of the 1990s will be compensated from a surplus of more than $200 million, now that an Ontario court has rejected Canada’s efforts to claw it back. The excess money is part of a $1-billion trust created to settle a class action launched in 1998 against the Canadian Red Cross, which then administered blood banks, and the federal government and provinces. It is meant to compensate people infected between 1986

Judges ask Ottawa to compensate victims of tainted-blood scandal

Judges who are deciding what should happen to excess cash in a fund for people who contracted hepatitis C through tainted blood are inviting the federal government to say it will use the money to compensate other victims who were left with nothing when a second fund ran dry. But the government is unwilling to make such a commitment, saying only that, if the money is returned to federal coffers, an undetermined amount would be used to pay for initiatives t

Tainted Blood Hearings Done – No Resolution Yet

Fred Girling Canada Jul 6, 2016 — Hello everyone, Thanks for all of your support over the past few weeks. We unfortunately don't yet have a resolution. The courts will be coming down with a decision on the 86/90 settlement surplus in the next months. Who knows whether the judges will even consider the pre/post group in their deliberations. In the meantime, we need to keep up the pressure. We now have 389 signatures on our petition. ...