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.
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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”).
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.”
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.
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.
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.
On July 28th, Langlois’ Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Marie Rémillard, will take part in a discussion co-hosted by Alexa Translations and the Legal Marketing Association (LMA). The webinar will focus on how law firms are updating their business development strategies as we begin to exit the pandemic.
On June 29, Langlois Employment and Labour lawyer and partner Sarto Veilleux and lawyer Raphaëlle Renzo-Gaudet presented a webinar on the challenges of remote work after the pandemic.
Guillaume François Larouche to speak at an event about public procurement organized by Business France
On June 17, lawyer Guillaume François Larouche will present an overview of the legal framework and business opportunities linked to public procurement in Canada and Quebec for companies who are part of the 2021 French Tourism Days trade delegation.