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Three New Talents Choose Langlois

May 23, 2019

The expansion of Langlois continues with the addition of three new talents to its Montréal office, Romeo Aguilar Perez, Louis Lafleur and Gabrielle Turcotte-Fraser.

Sophie Perreault Named Acritas Star: One of the Most Outstanding Lawyers to Work With

May 21, 2019

Langlois is pleased to announce that Sophie Perreault has been named a star of the legal profession by the prestigious Acritas directory. Acritas is an independent global firm that assesses lawyers’ reputations from interviews with jurists and legal-department heads randomly selected from some of the world’s leading companies.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2019

May 3, 2019

Langlois consistently well recognized by its peers

Langlois lawyers is pleased to announce that 21 of its lawyers have been named leading practitioners in the 2019 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and remains an excellent reference in business and litigation law in Quebec.

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Half-Baked: Edibles, Beverages and New Cannabis Products to Be Legalized and Regulated in 2019

June 19, 2019

On June 14, 2019, Health Canada released the final regulations (the “Regulations”) that will govern the production and sale of additional classes of cannabis products including edibles, beverages, concentrates and cannabis infused topical creams and lotions.

Deloitte published a report earlier this month which valued the market for these new forms of cannabis products at $2.7 billion annually. Consequently, industry actors now have clear guidelines for how to develop new lines of products that will comply with Health Canada’s strict regulatory regime.

Modifications to the Canada Labour Code: Overview of the Amendments on Harassment and Violence in the Workplace

June 13, 2019

After several drafts, the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) has undergone a number of amendments, reflecting in particular the Federal Legislature’s intention to eradicate harassment and violence in the workplace, promote improved work-family balance, and protect workers in precarious situations.

This article is dedicated to outlining the recent amendments to the provisions of the Code on harassment and violence in the workplace effected by Bill C-65 (the “Bill”). In an upcoming article, we will elaborate on the changes to the minimum labour standards provided for in the Code.

Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality: Directors Beware!

June 10, 2019

The concept of a conflict of interest (art. 324 CCQ) stems from the duty of loyalty, which entails acting at all times in the best interest of the corporation. Despite the theoretical simplicity of this obligation, its practical application is not always straightforward.

Among the obvious pitfalls, one can think of cases where directors would be using confidential information or corporate property for their own benefit, or unduly profiting from business opportunities as a result of their role. A director must avoid placing himself in a position of conflict between the interests of the corporation and his own interests or those of persons close to him. In the event of such a conflict, the director must immediately declare its existence to the board and refrain from taking part in discussions in that regard, and above all from voting on the matter.

But what about more complicated cases like that of a nominee director specifically appointed to the board by one or more shareholders?

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