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Langlois’ Legal Tips : The Shareholder Agreement

You are an entrepreneur and a shareholder of a start-up corporation that you and your partners have created. You would like to have access to the minutes of meetings of the corporation’s board of directors and to the resolutions it has adopted, but you are not a member of the board.

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Who Can Sign a Notice of Claim Under the Environment Quality Act?

Jean-Benoît Pouliot, a lawyer at Langlois, recently raised this question before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec (the “ATQ”). In the matter in question1, the ATQ had to decide on the validity of a notice of claim for the direct and indirect costs associated with the issuance of an order to restore premises to their former state2. The notice of claim had been signed by the assistant general director of financial and material resources at the Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change.

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