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St. John the Baptist Day – a Primer on Employers’ Obligations

Summer is at hand (almost) and summer vacations as well.

Every year, employers become concerned about their obligations in connection with the St. John the Baptist Day National Holiday. First of all, this statutory holiday is governed by a specific statute, namely the National Holiday Act, and not by the Labour Standards Act, which governs all other statutory holidays.

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Is There Such a Thing as Simultaneous Custody of Contaminated Land?

Pursuant to sections 31.43 and 31.49 of the Environment Quality Act (the “EQA”), the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks1 (the “Minister”) may order that any person that has or has had custody of a parcel of land since March 1, 2003 perform a characterization study on that land and rehabilitate the land if it is found to be contaminated.

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Pension Deemed Trust Outranks Secured Creditor in Quebec Decision

This article first appeared on the website of The Canadian Bar Association.

On January 24, 2014, Justice Robert Mongeon of the Quebec Superior Court released his decision on pension deemed trusts in the context of the insolvency of Timminco Ltd. and Bécancour Silicium Inc. (together the “Timminco Entities”).

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