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.
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?
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.