LGBT Purge Settlement Class Action

Important Update

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Important Update in response to COVID-19 – Canada Pride Citation Presentation Ceremonies:

Regrettably, Canada Pride Citation presentation ceremonies are not able to be held until late 2020 at the earliest due to Covid-19 and the requirement for physical distancing recommended by public health authorities. The Government of Canada (“Canada”) has directed that all reasonable measures must be taken to stem the spreading of this virus, and the safety of claimants and that of all other Canadians must take priority at this time.

Rest assured, Canada is committed to hold presentation ceremonies for those eligible class members who selected and wish to attend a presentation ceremony, once it is safe to do so. Canada will ensure that the ceremonies reflect the dignity and circumstance that recognize the wrong and hurt that was caused to claimants when they served in uniform or in the federal public service.

In the meantime, in the coming weeks Canada Pride Citations will be mailed to eligible claimants who have requested Canada Pride Citations, including those who requested to attend in-person ceremonies, in order that they may have their citations as soon as possible in advance of the ceremonies yet to be scheduled.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time for all Canadians.

Claims Submissions are closed

The Deadline for submitting an Individual Application (Claim) Form expired on April 25, 2019 and the Exceptional Clause Period ended June 25, 2019. The Administrator can no longer accept any applications. 


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Were you affected by the LGBT Purge in the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP or Federal Public Service?

A settlement between the Canadian Federal Government and certain current or former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (“CAF”), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) and employees of the Federal Public Service (“FPS”) who were affected by the LGBT Purge has been approved by the court.

The “LGBT Purge” refers to actions taken by the Federal Government of Canada to identify, investigate, sanction, and in some cases, terminate the employment of or discharge LGBTQ2 members of the CAF, RCMP or FPS.

More information about the settlement is available in the court-approved notice. A copy of the notice is available here .  

Court Documents

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Main Documents and Notices

  1. Final Settlement Agreement.pdf
  2. Settlement Approval Order.pdf
  3. Long Form Notice.pdf

Contact Us

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If you have further questions regarding the administration of the Settlement, please contact the Administrator at:

Telephone: 1-833-346-6178