A recent decision by the Superior Court of Québec ordered a union and two of its representatives (the defendants) to pay out $10 000 to a plaintiff for defamation.
In recent years, many of Québec's local municipalities have adopted by-laws to restore the shorelines of lakes and rivers, prohibiting riparian land owners and occupants from cutting down the vegetation growing in a 10-metre strip (more or less) along the shoreline and requiring that shorelines be restored by planting shrub and tree species.
NEW LEGISLATION FOR THE BUSINESS SECTOR
On February 14, the Business Corporations Act came into effect, superseding certain parts of the Companies Act. Below is an overview of some of the changes.
To avoid an eventual hidden defects claim, a non-professional seller may limit his or her responsibility by selling goods without a legal warranty at the purchaser's own risk.
ÉRIC V. LOLA
Following the decision of the Québec Court of Appeal in the Éric v. Lola case last fall, the government of Québec decided to bring the matter before the Supreme Court of Canada.
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New provisions of the Act to promote access to justice in family matters came into effect on June 15, 2012, extending the period for retroactive applications for support and outlining new obligations in terms of financial information sharing between spouses.
Recently, the Court of Appeal ruled on the interpretation of article 22 of the Environment Quality Act, which prohibits all construction projects that could impact the environment without the prior authorization of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs
Me Joanne Côté of the municipal and environmental law group will lead a practical training session for the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ)
Me Patrick Choquette was recently appointed to the board of directors and executive committee of the Fondation Cité de la Santé...
Prévost Fortin D'Aoust is proud to have been recognized for its citizen involvement and social commitment by the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Saint-Jérôme at the Gala des Zénith 2013.