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Amendments to article 2503 C.C.Q.: revolutionizing insurance in Quebec

August 3, 2021

The Quebec insurance industry has always been distinct from other Canadian provinces because Quebec insurers are legally required to take up the defence of their insureds and to cover the entire cost of their defence, even in excess of policy limits. These principles set out in arts. 2500 and 2503 of the Civil Code of Quebec are a matter of public policy and are therefore non-derogable, unlike in the common law provinces where the duty to defend is contractual.

White paper on modernizing privacy protection in Ontario

July 27, 2021

On June 17, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (“MGCS”) released a white paper outlining a series of proposals to modernize privacy protection for Ontarians with respect to the private sector, which is currently governed by the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the “PIPEDA”).

A step towards the right to be forgotten: a developing story

July 22, 2021

While several bills contemplate the introduction of a right to de-indexation/removal into applicable privacy legislation at both the federal and provincial levels, the Federal Court, in a recent reference (2021 FC 723 – July 8, 2021) regarding the application of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the “PIPEDA”), appears to be opening the door to recognizing this “right to be forgotten.”

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Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List 2021

July 23, 2021

We are proud to announce that Katherine Loranger and Elisabeth Neelin, lawyers and partners at our Montréal office, have been recognized, for the second year in a row, in Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List 2021. The extensive peer review process and career profile assessment acknowledge the outstanding achievement of North American partners aged 40 or younger, whose talent and adaptability have made them leading practitioners in their respective litigation fields. 

Langlois hires three articling students as new lawyers

July 21, 2021

We are pleased to announce that three newly called lawyers are joining the firm: Catherine Duguay-Blackburn, Marie-Laurence Goyette and Catherine MacLean. After successfully completing their six-month internship, these three talented lawyers have chosen to pursue their careers at Langlois.

William Gagné chooses Langlois

July 15, 2021

We are pleased to welcome William Gagné to the labour and employment group in Montréal. William has a keen interest in all areas of labour and employment law, focusing his practice specifically on occupational health and safety matters, including compensation and cost allocation in matters involving workplace incidents and occupational hazard as well as offences occurring under the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) jurisdiction.

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