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Nunavik crime victims unfairly compensated, lawsuit alleges

By Jeff Pelletier, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter NUNATSIAQ NEWS A lawsuit alleging the Quebec government has not properly compensated victims and survivors of crime in Nunavik is moving forward. After Judge Lukasz Granosik certified the class-action suit on Dec. 1, the next step will be for it to head to trial. In accordance with Quebec’s Crime Victims Compensation Act, survivors and victims of crimes against the person as well as the children of homicide victims may be entitled to compensation from the provincial government, either through services or money. According to Louis Coupal, one of the lawyers leading the lawsuit, those compensation services are being offered at a lower rate in Nunavik than in the rest of the province. As a result, he said, crime victims in the region are

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