April 25, 2019
Since the last update on February 14, 2019, the Manitoba government confirmed that it would not be filing any evidence in response to the Plaintiff’s motion for the certification of this case as a class proceeding. That means that the motion to decide whether this case will proceed on behalf of former residents of MDC will be decided on the evidence filed by the Plaintiff and by legal arguments.
A hearing date has been set for November 26 and 27. At that time the Plaintiff will be asking the court to certify this case as a class proceeding on behalf of former residents of MDC.
The next steps in this matter would be for the lawyers for Manitoba to ask questions of the Plaintiff’s witnesses then for the parties to exchange written submissions, which will occur in the coming months.