Court to decide whether Government responsible for deaths attributed to contaminated water

Photo: QCT Archives - Mike Reshitnyk

From left to right: in 2007 Shannon Citizens’ Committee president Marie-Paule Spieser, lawyer Charles Veilleux and retired Dr. Claude Juneau present their case to the media.

On January 10 the Quebec Superior Court of Justice began hearings on behalf of several hundred residents of the town of Shannon claiming that a Federal Government munitions factory at CFB Valcartier be held responsible for a rise in cancer-related deaths in their community.