Payments on an Ex gratia basis

The 2016 North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS) and parallel events will require the implementation of Extraordinary Security Measures that will impact surrounding businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals.

The Government of Canada is putting in place an Ex gratia program for eligible businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals to compensate for the financial impact of the Extraordinary Security Measures implemented for the 2016 NALS. 

The administration and coordination of all requests for information on Payments on an Ex Gratia Basis to mitigate adverse financial consequences as a result of extraordinary security measures put in place for the NALS is under the responsibility of the Summits and Official Events Office of Global Affairs Canada. All persons concerned are invited to read the relevant Guidelines for Payment on an Ex gratia basisFrequently Asked Questions and to submit the Claim Form within the time-frame stated in the Guidelines. Please read the guidelines attentively, as the Government of Canada does not have a legal obligation to provide compensation and only eligible businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals impacted will be compensated.  Payments will be administered in accordance with Treasury Board Policy on Claims and Ex Gratia Payments and the Financial Administration Act. For any other questions, you are invited to contact Global Affairs Canada’s Enquiries Services at 1-800-267-8367.

Update

In accordance with clauses 8(b) and 2 of the Guidelines for Payment on an Ex Gratia Basis, the Summits Management Office has determined the eligibility period for compensation claims and the security perimeters and external affected areas.

Eligibility period – Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Claims can only be presented for this period, during which the Security Authority prohibited public access inside the security perimeter (fenced area).  However, if eligible beneficiaries can demonstrate that they have suffered losses immediately before or shortly after the duration of the Extraordinary Security Measures of the NALS Summit, they may submit such losses in their claim for consideration.

Security perimeters – Sectors included in the pink coloured areas in the following map. Individuals, non-profit organizations and commercial businesses who were included in the security perimeter (fenced area) and believe they were affected may submit their claims with an explanation as to how they were affected by the extraordinary security measures. This explanation is subject to validation with the appropriate security authority.

Others – Individuals, non-profit organizations and commercial businesses who were not included in the security perimeter (fenced area) nor in the external affected areas but who believe they were affected, may also submit their claims with an explanation as to how they were affected by the extraordinary security measures. This explanation is subject to validation with the appropriate security authority. 

All compensation claims must be submitted by
October 12, 2016 – within 90 days from the day the above-mentioned information is posted on the NALS website.

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