New ban on reimbursements affecting patient support programs

As of April 15, 2021, manufacturers, wholesalers and other intermediaries in the drug supply chain are subject to a new prohibition as a result of the enactment of the Regulation respecting exceptions to the prohibition against paying or reimbursing the price of a medication or supply covered by the basic prescription drug insurance plan (the “Regulation”).

Continue reading

Businesses must now disclose who are their true owners

This article first appeared in French in the April 2021 edition of the Journal des Parcs industriels by the Corporation des parcs industriels du Québec.  

An international movement pushing for greater transparency in the corporate world has sparked reform initiatives across Canada. In this context, the Quebec government introduced a bill in December 2020 to force companies to be more transparent. Indeed, businesses will be required to disclose their true owners as part of their annual declaration to the Registraire des entreprises du Québec (the “Registrar”), a requirement under the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises (the “ALPE”).

Continue reading

Court of Appeal sets the record straight on constructive dismissal and employer immunity from employee lawsuits

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified the principle of immunity from civil proceedings enjoyed by employers under the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases (hereafter the “AIAOD”). This decision is also interesting in that it sets the record straight as to what does and does not qualify as constructive dismissal.

Continue reading