The Québec Court of Appeal has confirmed the right to appeal from a decision authorizing the institution of an action in damages under the Securities Act in the context of a proposed class action.
Negotiating and Drafting Commercial Contracts in Québec – the Pre-Contractual Obligation to Act and Negotiate in Good Faith
In Québec, every person has a legal obligation to exercise its civil rights in good faith. This obligation obviously applies to rights arising from actual contractual relationships but what about the exercise of one’s rights and one’s conduct during the pre-contractual and negotiation period, when each party is attempting to get the best possible deal?
On June 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada in Sable Offshore Energy Inc. v. Ameron International Corp., 2013 SCC 371, rendered a decision which addresses the scope of protection offered by settlement privilege and confirms that the amount of negotiated settlements are protected by settlement privilege.
The Court of Appeal has just rendered a decision that changes the ground rules where an employer receives a prior notice of termination of employment from an employee who has decided to resign.
When Québec’s Business Corporations Act (the “QBCA”) came into effect on February 14, 2011, it revolutionized Québec business law in many respects. One of its major innovations was the introduction of a shareholder’s right of redemption.
The Supreme Court finds that the suppression of a program for handicapped students in a school district in British Columbia is discriminatory.
On November 9, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in the matter of Moore v. British Columbia (Education)1, in which it found that a young student, Jeffrey Moore, had been the victim of discrimination on the part of his local board of education, based on his handicap (dyslexia).