Feds will join class action lawsuit against McKinsey over opioid marketing – GLOBAL

May 19, 2023

The federal government has said it will join a class-action lawsuit against consulting firm McKinsey & Company over concerns about its role in the country’s opioid crisis.

The legal action was brought forward by British Columbia in December 2021 over the firm’s alleged marketing campaigns to boost opioid sales.

That lawsuit also named all provinces and territories, as well as Canada, as proposed class members, according to the office of Carolyn Bennett, the federal minister of mental health and addictions.

“The legal action by British Columbia against McKinsey & Company is still at a very early stage and is ongoing,” her office told Global News in a statement Thursday.

“Their certification process is scheduled to occur in winter 2024. Should this class action be certified, the federal government will also formally become a class member in it.”

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9708783/mckinsey-class-action-lawsuit-opioid-sales/

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