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GM announces compensation for victims

Families will be offered $1-million for the death of a victim, plus $300,000 for the surviving spouse, $300,000 for each surviving dependent.

An attorney has announced, on behalf of General Motors, how the company will compensate victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches going back to 2013. 

Families will be offered $1-million for the death of a victim, plus $300,000 for the surviving spouse, $300,000 for each surviving dependent. 

This will come into effect on August 1st.

The faulty switches are responsible for at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths, including a fatal accident in Quebec last year. 

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