People who live and make a living on some of the big lakes in Muskoka are hoping to take the Ontario government and a $900 Million law suit to court.
Cottage and business owners are attempting to launch the multi million dollar suit after flooding caused by high water levels and created chaos on properties, docks, and boats.
Three lakes are the focus of the action, Muskoka, Joseph and Rosseau, in which the complainants say the Ministry of Natural Resources is responsible for controlling the water levels on those bodies of water. The suit accuses the Ministry of poor management and negligence leading to “enormous” damage.
Meanwhile, the Ministry points to severe weather conditions as the likely cause to any misfortunes and that is simply something that’s out of their control.
The proposed class-action suit has not been certified by the courts and is up in the air with the actual cost of repairs is still unknown.
The bulk of the residents involved have not been successful in making insurance claims at present.