Lake Manitoba Flood Class Action

Class Action Notices /

In the Spring of 2011, record amounts of water flooded the shores of Lake Manitoba and the surrounding areas. Many homes and cottages were badly damaged or destroyed. In addition, farmers and business-owners in the flooded area suffered considerable losses.

Those affected by the flooding have received minimal and inadequate compensation for their property damages and losses and in some cases, no compensation at all.

D'Arcy & Deacon LLP has filed a Class Action lawsuit against the Government of Manitoba alleging that this flood was not just the result of natural causes, but brought about and made worse through the Government's deliberate action and mismanagement. A copy of the Statement of Claim can be found below.

Statement of Claim (PDF)

There are two classes of people eligible to participate in the Class Action. These are:

1. Individuals who owned property (homes, cottages, etc.) situated at or around Lake Manitoba who suffered damages to that property as a result of the flooding in 2011; and,

A copy of the Property Class Information Form can be found below.

Property Class Information Form (PDF)

2. Businesses or Farms located within 30 km of Lake Manitoba whose businesses or farming property was flooded or who were otherwise restricted from carrying on business as a result of the flooding in 2011.

A copy of the Business Class Information Form can be found below.

Business Class Information Form (PDF)

If you think you may fall into one or both of these catergories and would be interested in receiving more information about the litigation, please contact our dedicated Class Action Information line by telephone at 204-318-2232 or by email at

An information packet for potential claimants is available upon request.