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Ontario Detention Centres Class Action

McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP together with Koskie Minskey LLP and Champ and Associates are pursuing a class action on behalf of former and current prisoners in Ontario provincial correctional institutions, between May 30, 2009 and November 27, 2017.

The lawsuit alleges that Ontario was negligent and breached prisoners’ Charter rights by locking them down for extended periods, because of province-wide understaffing.

On November 27, 2017, the action was certified on consent. Here is a link to the reasons certifying the action.

The detention centres included in the action are listed in the certification order. Here is a link to the certification order.

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If you are a class member in this action, please contact us directly by email at or by phone at 1-844-672-5666 for further information.  Be sure to include your name, your telephone number and a brief message.