NDG man files class action against Transports Quebec
A man running an upholstery business on St. Jacques Street has applied for a class action lawsuit against the Quebec Transport Ministry (MTQ).
Frank Berdah says his business has taken a hit during the Turcot Interchange construction.
Berdah has run his family business out of a storefront at the corner of St. Jacques Street and Girouard Avenue for more than a decade.
Since Turcot construction closed off part of St. Jacques Street around a year ago, he says it has cost his business as much as $150,000.
His lawyer, Joey Zukran, said the lawsuit seeks to represent anyone in the same area who’s experienced a loss of quality of life or business as a result.
The lawsuit alleges the construction was not explained properly or carried out in a timely fashion.
In Berdah’s individual case, he said his typical customers find it almost impossible to get to his storefront.
The Turcot work costs $3 billion and is slated for completion in 2020.
Neither city officials or a spokesperson for the MTQ returned calls seeking comment by our deadline.
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