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Canadians Stranded in Morocco: Class Action Against Transport Canada

Canadians Stranded in Morocco: Class Action Against Transport Canada

Hundreds of permanent residents remain stranded in Morocco since Canada suspended direct flights from the Maghreb.

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Nawal Ben Royen, who has experienced this situation, considers the Canadian government to have abandoned its citizens.

So the lawyer decided to file a class action.

She was last in Morocco at the end of August with her three children.

On Saturday evening, the family learned, after being doubly vaccinated, that direct flights into the country would now be prohibited, the next day, for a month.

“I still have nightmares that I’m at an airport and that I’m going to miss my flight, that I’m waking my kids up in a disaster,” says Nawal Ben Royen.

In her class action against Transport Canada, Montreal’s attorney is not challenging the border closure, but the deadline for applying that measure.

His lawyer argues that the government has so far given travelers a longer period to return to the country.

The applicant demands reimbursement of $4,000 for return air tickets by third countries and punitive and exemplary damages.

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