White paper on modernizing privacy protection in Ontario

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”).

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

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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Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List 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. 

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Gabrielle Brochu appointed to the Quebec Superior Court

We are proud to announce the appointment of Gabrielle Brochu, a partner at Langlois Lawyers, as a judge of the Quebec Superior Court for the District of Montréal. Gabrielle Brochu’s professional background is that of a great litigator. As a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Madam Brochu has combined a very high level of performance with a rich family life, a passion for teaching law and volunteer work in the community.

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Representative Work

Victory for Langlois in an environmental class action

Langlois Lawyers successfully represented their client, Compagnie d’Arrimage de Québec (“CAQ”), a Quebec City company specializing in handling solid bulk cargo, in a class action regarding neighbourhood disturbances related to dust. A group of Limoilou residents was suing the CAQ and the Québec Port Authority for more than $350 million in compensatory and punitive damages, as well as a permanent injunction to change their operations.

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Langlois Acts for Victoriaville & Co. in an Important Acquisition

Langlois Lawyers acted as lead counsel for Victoriaville & Co., one of the largest wood casket manufacturer in North America, in its acquisition of all the shares of Alliance St-Laurent Casket Corporation, a subsidiary of Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ: MATW), based in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

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