On June 12, 2018 the Quebec government adopted the Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions (“Bill 176”). This legislation seeks primarily to facilitate family-work balance, through a series of measures.
The coming of spring is often accompanied by meteorological cocktails that can cause roofs to leak or even collapse.
If such damage occurs to your building, here are some legal tips and strategies that should be implemented without delay in order to arrive at an appropriate solution and avoid aggravating the situation.
This article first appeared in French in the Spring 2019 edition of the magazine Copropriété Plus.
The high season for real estate transactions has begun. Are you thinking of selling your condo in order to pursue another project? Or are you looking for the condo of your dreams? The initial contractual link that will be established between the owner (seller) and the purchaser will be an “offer to purchase”, or “promise to purchase”.
Results and prospects / Consultations on the Quebec government’s Bill 2 on regulating cannabis
The special consultations on Bill 2, An Act to tighten the regulation of cannabis, have now been completed and a report thereon was tabled in Quebec’s National Assembly on February 21, 2019.
Recently, in the matter of Bilodeau v. Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales, the Quebec Superior Court pointed out that while the powers of the syndic of a professional order are extensive, they are not limitless. For certain exceptions to the rules of evidence apply to those powers and prevent the syndic from having access to all the documents it may require. This is the case in particular with the police informer privilege, whereby the informer’s identity cannot be revealed, whether in civil, criminal, penal or administrative proceedings, or during a preliminary inquiry or testimony at trial.
On February 28, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision solidarily ordering a lawyer, his firm and two fraudsters to pay nearly seven million dollars in damages. This case is a potent reminder to professionals to respect the limits of their mandates and always act in their clients’ best interests.