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Pierre-Luc Desgagné’s experience in crisis management highlighted in l’Actualité magazine

December 12, 2017

The 1998 ice storm, the worst natural catastrophe Quebec has ever experienced, occurred 20 years ago. Pierre-Luc Desgagné, who was then working in the office of Quebec’s premier, was recently interviewed, along with several other individuals involved, on the challenges they had to overcome in order to ensure the effective deployment of remedial operations. All of the interviews are featured in an article published in the most recent edition of l’Actualité magazine, entitled “Le grand récit de la crise du verglas”.

The Expertise of Langlois lawyers in Employment and Labour Law Is Highlighted in a Front-Page Article in La Presse

December 8, 2017

It’s not easy for employers to plan festive and enjoyable holiday season get-togethers for their employees, as constant vigilance on their part is required. In this regard, the expertise of Geneviève Beaudin, a partner in the employment and labour law group at Langlois lawyers, was highlighted in an article entitled “Les partys de bureau à l’ère du #MeToo” recently published on the front page of newspaper La Presse.

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Pierre-Luc Desgagné Speaks on the Evolution of Climate and Energy Files After President Trump’s First Year in Office

November 9, 2017 - University of Quebec at Montréal

On November 9, Pierre-Luc Desgagné, a partner in the business law group, was invited by the Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies of the University of Quebec at Montréal to speak on the evolution of energy and climate files since the election of Donald Trump, during a panel discussion on relations between Quebec and the United States.

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Articles

Class Actions: 2017 Recap & 2018 Forecast

January 19, 2018

Quebec class actions need no introduction, although they are in perpetual refinement and constantly evolving. 2017, year 2 of Quebec’s refurbished class action regime further to the enactment of the new Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) was no exception to the previous years and brought many interesting developments to class proceedings in Quebec.

Proposed Changes to the Provincial Environmental Impact Assessment and Review Regime

January 18, 2018

On December 13, 2017 the Quebec government published a draft regulation entitled “Environmental impact assessment and review procedure of certain projects” (the “Draft Regulation”) which is to replace the Regulation respecting environmental impact assessment and review. The Draft Regulation is a cornerstone of the implementation of the Act to amend the Environment Quality Act to modernize the environmental authorization scheme and to amend other legislative provisions, in particular to reform the governance of the Green Fund (“Bill 102”), which was assented to on March 23, 2017. The Draft Regulation is scheduled to come into force on March 23, 2018, subject to any amendments that may be made thereto following the consultation period ending on February 11, 2018.

Free Internet-Service Contracts Caught up by Consumer Protection Legislation in Quebec

January 17, 2018

This Fall, the Superior Court of Quebec rendered a decision against Yahoo! Inc. and Yahoo! Canada Co. (“Yahoo!”) that exposes companies that offer free services to the application of consumer protection legislation, including the mandatory provisions of the Quebec Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”). In so doing, the Court declared inapplicable the choice of forum clauses in the terms of service accepted by users at the time of registration (Demers v. Yahoo! Inc., 2017 QCCS 4154). No appeal is sought in connection with this decision.

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