Partition and the End of Indivision – a Synopsis

This article first appeared in French in the Autumn 2019 edition of the Copropriété Plus magazine.

The regime of undivided co-ownership under the Civil Code of Québec (the “CCQ”) has given rise to several legitimate questions in cases involving partition and the end of indivision, and to extensive case law. This article provides a brief overview of the issues inherent in this type of property ownership.

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Workplace Impairment: A Matter Worth Considering

In October 2018 Canada became one of the first countries in the world to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. At the time the legislation was adopted, many employers thought that this had all happened a bit too quickly. The media storm surrounding the unreliability of available screening methods also heightened fears about workplace-related dangers stemming from cannabis use. Now that the dust has settled, what lessons can be drawn from what has transpired over the last twelve months?

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Recapping the Packaging and Labelling Rules of Canadian Cannabis Products

For almost a year now, holders of a federal licence, distributors and retailers authorized by the Canadian provinces and territories may commercialize dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis oil, cannabis plants and the seeds of cannabis plants, as the case may be.

This coming October 17, new categories of cannabis – namely edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals – will be legalized, and a wide array of new products will hit the market.

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Green Rush

The legalization of non-medical cannabis and the upcoming legalization of cannabis derivatives and edibles have had an invigorating effect on many investors and entrepreneurs, who see this as an exceptional business opportunity. However, before embarking on the development of a cannabis cultivation or processing project, several important elements must be taken into account.

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