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Court Orders Suspending the Awarding or Performance of a Public Contract: a Risk Worth Considering?

Canada - June 23 2016 Often, in the heat of the moment, municipalities and other public bodies acting in good faith must quickly make decisions regarding the awarding of a…

Sébastien Laprise.

Environmental liability of directors and officers

Canada - May 14 2015 On August 29, 2013, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (the "Minister") ordered the company…

Will the Jordan Decision Have an Impact on Disciplinary Law?

Canada - March 3 2017 Despite the efforts of the legislature and various interveners in the judicial system, major procedural delays are still prevalent in the legal…

Nathalie Dubé.

Penal Offences: a Minimum Fine Deemed Unconstitutional

Canada - September 12 2017 On July 4, 2017, the Court of Québec rendered a judgment1 declaring section 197.1 of the Building Act2, which stipulates a minimum fine of $10,481…

Éric Thibaudeau, Virginie Beauchemin.

Information technology: the Quebec government changes its procurement rules

Canada - November 25 2015 The Quebec government recently published the text of a draft regulation imposing a framework on information technology (IT) contracts entered into by…

Jean-François De Rico, Sébastien Laprise.