Summary of Recoveries
The Government of Canada has recovered through out-of-courts settlements and other remittances, $8.42MFootnote 1 of sponsorship funds that were improperly received. The following table provides the details.
|Name of Organization and/or Individual||Date
|Paul Coffin and 2794101 Canada Inc. (doing business under the name Communication Coffin)||2005-08-11||1,105,834||Settlement Agreement
|Publicité Martin Inc.
(current owners: Groupe OSL Inc.)
|Liberal Party of Canada||2005-11-01||1,142,818||Voluntary remittance|
|Draft Inc. and Média I.D.A. Vision Inc.||2006-09-07||1,368,470||Settlement Agreement
|Claude Boulay and Sensas (G.E.C.M.) Inc., Everest Estrie Publicité (G.E.C.M.) Inc., Everest Commandites (G.E.C.M.) Inc., Everest Publicité Promotions (G.E.C.M.) Inc., Gestion Opération Tibet Inc.||2007-06-11||1,000,000||Settlement Agreement
|Jean Brault, Groupaction Marketing Inc., Gosselin relations publiques Inc., CPPC - Centre de placement de professionnels en communication Inc., Alléluia Design Inc., and Groupaxion Nouveaux médias Inc.||2008-01-31||250,000 + 1,138,269 of damages payment avoided||Settlement Agreement
2008-01-31 Includes withdrawal of four lawsuits against Government of Canada (GoC)
|Éric Lafleur and Publicité Dézert Inc.||2008-04-01||150,000||Settlement Agreement
2008-04-01 Includes payment schedule
|Jean Lafleur||on-going||248,512||Court Order
|Jean Lafleur Communications Marketing Inc.||2009-05-08||183,180||Court Order
|Benoit Renaud and Communication Art Tellier Inc.||2009-10-07||50,000||Settlement Agreement
|Gilles André Gosselin and Gosselin Communications Stratégiques Inc.||2009-11-30||0||Settlement Agreement
|Andrée Côté-Gosselin and Nicolas Gosselin||2012-04-02||70,000||Settlement Agreement
|Jacques Corriveau (Pluridesign Inc.)||2017-01-17||1,670,000Footnote 1||N/AFootnote 2|
- Footnote 1
This assumes the sale of Jacques Corriveau's house, which was confiscated and transferred to the Government of Canada, for its appraised value of $985,000.
- Footnote 2
For further information, kindly consult court files numbered 500-38-018205-137, 500-38-018204-130 and 500-01-097000-134 of the Superior Court, District of Montréal, Province of Quebec.
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