Federal Court File No. T-1750-19
An excerpt of Federal Court File No. T-1750-19.
In 2019, fifteen young people filed a class action lawsuit that alleges the federal government's perpetuation of and failure to alleviate climate change constitutes a violation of their Charter rights. The plaintiffs come from across Canada and each has personally felt the impact of climate change on their life. The following extract from the statement of claim filed in October 2019 details these impacts for the four plaintiffs from British Columbia. In October 2020, a federal court judge strcuk down the lawsuit. An appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal is currently under preparation.