The plaintiff in Boivin & Associés c Scott, 2011 QCCQ 10324, [Link available here], attempted repeatedly to serve one of the defendants, who had no known address in Québec and who appeared to have moved from her last known address in Florida. The plaintiff did know the Facebook address of the elusive party and sought permission to effect service through that website.

Dortélus JCQ noted that since the Loi concernant le cadre des technologies de l’information permits service by e-mail, there was no reason in principle why service by other electronic means, including Facebook, should be precluded.