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Supreme Court of Canada Ruling in Tsilhqot’in: Aboriginal Title and the Common Law PDF Version
Need to KnowJuly 2014 Katia Opalka
On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision confirming aboriginal title to approximately five percent of...

The Wal-Mart Decision: The Supreme Court of Canada confirms that the collective dismissal of the employees of the Jonquière establishment constituted an illegal change in their conditions of employment under section 59 of the Labour Code[1] PDF Version
Need to KnowJuly 2014 Guy Lemay and Élodie Brunet
THE FACTS Wal-Mart Canada Corporation (hereinafter “Wal-Mart”) opened its Jonquière establishment in 2001. After the United Food and Commercial Workers, local...

Serious breaches of the duty of loyalty by a human resources employee – Dismissal upheld by the C.R.T. PDF Version
Need to KnowJuly 2014 Pierre-L. Baribeau
The Commission des relations du travail, both in its initial decision and on review, dismissed the complaints challenging the dismissal...

Legal newsletter for real estate and construction professionals, Number 9 PDF Version
Lavery REAL ESTATEJune 2014 Marie-Claude Cantin and Louis-Martin Dubé
COOLING TOWERS AND ASBESTOS : NEW OBLIGATIONS FOR OWNERS, TENANTS, MANAGERS AND EMPLOYERS Over the last year and half, the legislator...

What precautions should a proposed director take prior to accepting to act as a corporate director? / What are the duties of a member of a board of directors? PDF Version
Need to Know ExpressJune 2014 André Laurin and André Vautour and Philippe Décary
This Need to Know Express is part of a series of newsletters which each answers one or several questions in...

Lavery CAPITAL - Legal newsletter to investment fund / venture capital fund promoters, managers and investors, Number 2 PDF Version
Lavery CAPITALJune 2014 Philippe Décary and Jean Martel and Guillaume Lavoie and Simon Bisson
The Budget Plan unveiled by the Quebec Government as part of the Budget Speech of last June 4 includes many...

Legal newsletter for business entrepreneurs and executives, Number 21 PDF Version
Lavery BUSINESSJune 2014 Josianne Beaudry and David Eramian and Sylvie Demers
CONTENT Overview of the Proposed Rules Respecting Equity Crowdfunding Trademarks in the...

Quarterly legal newsletter intended for accounting, management, and finance professionals, Number 24 PDF Version
RatioJune 2014 Léa Maalouf and Dominique Bélisle and Jean-Philippe Latreille
SOMMAIRE Nominee in the context of litigation Use of a nominee by...

New Anti-Spam Law: Better Act Quickly PDF Version
Need to KnowJune 2014 Loïc Berdnikoff and Raymond Doray and André Vautour and Guillaume Laberge
In December 2010, the federal Parliament passed the Act to Promote the Efficiency and Adaptability of the Canadian Economy by...

Self-evaluation process of financial institutions regarding the Sound Commercial Practices Guideline: What is the objective and what will be the impacts? PDF Version
Need to Know ExpressJune 2014 Marc Beauchemin and Leïla Yacoubi
The Sound Commercial Practices Guideline (the “Guideline”) published by the Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) in June 2013 and...

Budget 2014-2015 : The Quebec Government reduces the mining exploration tax incentives PDF Version
Need to Know ExpressJune 2014 Emmanuel Sala and Jean-Philippe Latreille
As part of the June 4, 2014 Budget Speech, the Quebec Government announced an immediate 20% reduction in the rates...

Is a director required to be a shareholder or member of the legal person? / Who is eligible to become a director? PDF Version
Need to Know ExpressMay 2014 André Laurin and André Vautour and Philippe Décary
This Need to Know Express is part of a series of newsletters which each answers one or several questions in...

Lavery CAPITAL - Legal newsletter to investment fund / venture capital fund promoters, managers and investors, Number 1 PDF Version
Lavery CAPITALMay 2014 Martin Bédard and Guillaume Lavoie and André Vautour and Nicolas Gagnon and
CONTENTS Proposed General Anti-treaty Shopping Rule : Private Investment Funds Will Need to Play it Safe ...

Labelling of your products in Canada, and particularly Quebec: don't forget to translate! PDF Version
Need to KnowMay 2014 Simon Lemay and Karine Pelletier
Our clients from outside the province of Quebec often ask us the following questions: what are the linguistic labelling requirements...

Heavy burden for employers respecting mitigation of damages for lost salary: following dismissal, an employee who makes no effort to mitigate his damages may still be entitled to an indemnity PDF Version
Need to KnowMay 2014 Magali Cournoyer-Proulx and Amélie Bélisle
The Court of Appeal recently reviewed the scope of the duty of employees to mitigate their damages for lost salary...

January 1, 2015: no more filling chillers with CFCs PDF Version
Need to KnowMay 2014 Katia Opalka and Alexandre Valiquette Boyer
INTRODUCTION Quebec regulations create numerous obligations in connection with equipment that poses a risk to the environment. Replacing PCB-containing transformers, for...

Employees and the Cost of Justice: The Court of Appeal of Québec concludes that a complaint pursuant to section 124 of the Act Respecting Labour Standards (the Act) is admissible despite the existence of an internal arbitration procedure PDF Version
Need to Know ExpressMay 2014
THE FACTS The complainant, a non-unionized employee, was hired by McGill University (hereinafter the “University”) in 1987 to be a member...

The Superior Court of Québec Authorizes the Continuation of Care on a Comatose Patient despite the Refusal of her Parents PDF Version
Need to Know ExpressApril 2014 Magali Cournoyer-Proulx and Mélanie Sauriol and Anne-Virginie Desmarais
On April 1, 2014, the Superior Court issued an interesting decision respecting consent to care1. The Quebec City CHU...

Quebec Government Tables Bill to Implement its Pension Plan Action Plan PDF Version
Need to KnowApril 2014 Josée Dumoulin and François Parent
In our January 2014 bulletin, we provided an overview of the Quebec government’s action plan aimed at [Translation] “correcting and...

Trademarks in the English language on public signs and posters PDF Version
Need to Know ExpressApril 2014 David Eramian
On April 9 last, the Superior Court of Québec issued its judgement1 on a motion for a declaratory judgment...

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The newsletter Need to Know discusses one topic per issue, generally a hot button in the news, or a subject of great interest to our readers. The Need to Know Express is more concise and deals with various issues that make headlines, such as a recent court decision or important developments in a legal area. Some of Lavery’s specialty teams also publish quarterly newsletters on specific topics, including small and medium-sized businesses, real estate and innovation. Lastly, RATIO is a quarterly newsletter intended for accounting, management and finance professionals.