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Investigations under the Business Corporations Act and their findings: No backtracking, according to the Superior Court

On June 10, 2020, the Quebec Superior Court, under the pen of Justice Nicole Tremblay, rendered judgment in the case of Khalil v. Ressources Robex Inc., in which it was called upon to rule on the investigation process and the inspector’s powers as set out in the Business Corporations Act (hereinafter the “BCA”). More specifically, the Court had to rule on a request made by the applicant, Richard Khalil, to ask additional questions of the court-appointed investigator after his investigation report had been submitted.

This decision highlights the importance of anticipating situations in which it may be necessary to ask an inspector additional questions after the inspector has submitted his or her final report.

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