63. Carolyn Horkins and John Callaghan were appointed as
trust Fund Counsel in the Ontario Class Actions by Order
of the Ontario Court of Justice for Ontario. Mason Poplaw
was appointed Trust Fund Counsel in the Quebec Class Actions
by Order of the Quebec Superior Court and Bill Ferguson
was appointed trust Fund Counsel in the B.C. Class Actions
by Order of the B.C. Supreme Court.
64. In the 12-month period ending March 31, 2002, the total
trust Fund Counsel fees and disbursements were $661,595.95
exclusive of taxes. No amounts have been or will be paid
to trust Fund Counsel without prior court approval of the
fees and disbursements. The Joint Committee and trust Fund
Counsel estimate that the fees for the year April 1, 2002
to March 31, 2003 will be in the same range as the past
fees. The volume and complexity of appeal work will increase.
Disbursements may be higher as the Fund Counsel may have
to travel to the Class Member's locale for some of the hearings.
65. Attached hereto and marked as Schedule
"R" is a report of trust Fund Counsel on their activities in
the 12 months ending March 31, 2002 and on their incurred fees