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Canada: Compensation for Lac-Megantic victims remains unpaid

March 25, 2014 - 7:03am


Families of people who died in Canada's Lac-Megantic train derailment disaster are unlikely to get compensation unless somebody is criminally charged, reports Sun News Network citing QMI Agency.

Dominique Blais, legal counsel for IVAC, Quebec's victims of crime program, said "what we're waiting for is to see whether charges will be brought because obviously, we require proof of a criminal act."

Richard Turcotte, family member of one of the victims, said "everyone has been compensated for material things."

Mr. Turcotte said "businesses have received assistance."

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