Ontario Detention Centres Class Action

Ontario Detention Centres Class Action

A class action has been commenced on behalf of former and current prisoners in Ontario provincial correctional institutions.  The case covers the period from May 30, 2009 to November 27, 2017.  McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP is working cooperatively with Koskie Minskey LLP and Champ and Associates. The action alleges Ontario was negligent and breached prisoners’ rights under the Charter by locking prisons down for extended periods as a result of understaffing, province-wide.

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.

Contact Us

If you are a class member in this action, please contact us directly by email at  Jessica Milhomens or George Michalopoulos or by phone at 1-800-261-4844 for further information.  Be sure to include your name, your telephone number and a brief message.