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Hydro-Québec's Overbilling - La Coalition Peuple allumé is supporting a class action against Hydro-Québec

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MONTRÉAL, Nov. 8, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Coalition Peuple allumé, the instigator of the movement "Let's Get Our Money Back From Hydro-Québec" is supporting a class action in Superior Court against Hydro-Quebec so that the Crown corporation pays back the $ 1.2 billion overpaid by Quebeckers between 2008 and 2013.

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« This is one of the largest class action to be filed in Quebec. This amount represents the result of excessive profits resulting from higher returns than those established by the Régie de l'énergie as being just and reasonable, said Freddy Molima, president of the Coalition Peuple allumé, recalling having sent a formal notice to the Prime Minister last April asking the government to reimburse the money overpaid by Hydro-Québec's customers since 2008. Having received no response, members of the coalition have decided to take action by going to court. »

The class action was filed in the Montreal courthouse this morning. The lawsuit against Hydro-Québec also involves the Régie de l'énergie and the Government of Québec. It's asking for the full reimbursement, corresponding to the performance gaps for the years 2008 to 2013 that the Crown Corporation cashed in, in contravention of the contract with its customers, for an amount of $ 1,222,900,000.

« The Coalition Peuple allumé was launched on the social action network Weroes.com. Outraged to learn that Hydro-Québec had overbilled them, more than 45,000 people joined the action plan to claim a refund », proudly explained the creator of the platform, Alain Migneault, adding that to be kept informed of all the details about the class action and to join the citizen action, people must register on the website Weroes.com.

 

SOURCE Coalition Peuple allumé

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