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Publishing your commercial lease — Protection for everyone

May 3, 2022

This article first appeared in French in the April 2022 issue of the Journal des Parcs industriels of the Corporation des parcs industriels du Québec (the Quebec Industrial Parks Corporation).

For many companies, commercial leases are important contracts that often represent a significant portion of their fixed costs. Quebec’s legislative system provides commercial tenants with an indispensable tool to ensure the survival of a lease despite a change in ownership of the building: the publication of the commercial lease.

Obligations of directors of professional bodies in the age of social media

April 25, 2022

Did you know that members of the board of directors (“BOD”) of a professional body (also referred to as a “professional order” in Quebec) are required to demonstrate objectivity, moderation, courtesy and solidarity?1 How do these duties play out in the social media age?

Does the academic freedom bill add value?

April 20, 2022

In 2020, controversy arose over two uses of the “N-word” in an academic context: a lecturer at Concordia University quoted the title of a book by Vallières that included the word, and a University of Ottawa professor cited the word as an example of subversive reappropriation. After the University of Ottawa professor was suspended and then reinstated, over five hundred university and CEGEP professors signed an open letter denouncing what they saw as an attack on academic freedom.

The Quebec government responded by forming a scientific and technical commission to address the issue of academic freedom. The recommendations of this commission led to Bill 32, An Act respecting academic freedom in the university sector, which was tabled on April 6, 2022, by Danielle McCann, the Minister of Higher Education.

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News

Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards 2022

May 9, 2022

For a second consecutive year, Marie-Hélène Jetté recognized as Canada’s Labour and Employment Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation Canada 2022

April 27, 2022

Langlois Lawyers proudly shares that 25 of our partners ranked in the 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation Canada with the firm distinguishing itself once again as a Highly Recommended Firm.

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Events

Langlois joins three Québec Bar conferences this fall

September 10, 2021

Don’t miss the three major Québec Bar conferences that Langlois Lawyers will be taking part in this fall. Some lectures will be held in French only : National Conference on Class Actions (October 21), Rendez-vous de la gouvernance 2021 (November 10) and Recent developments in internal and regulatory investigations (November 18)

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