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Manitoba First Nation proposes class action against federal government for housing crisis in reserve communities

Date Announced

June 12, 2023

Lead Office



5.00 Billion CAD

On June 12, 2023, Chief Elvin Flett of St. Theresa Point First Nation in Manitoba proposed a national class action lawsuit against the federal government for failing to address the housing crisis on reserves. Chief Flett is seeking C$5 billion and an order that the federal government provide adequate housing on First Nations reserves.

McCarthy Tétrault is advising Chief Flett with a team led by H. Michael Rosenberg and Eric S. Block that includes Deborah Templer, Alana Robert, Stephanie Willsey, and Rachel Chan (Litigation).