Pier-Olivier Fradette analyzes the impact of animals’ new legal situation on municipalities

Pier-Olivier Fradette Pier-Olivier Fradette, a municipal affairs lawyer, analyzes the potential impact of the Act to improve the legal situation of animals on municipalities in the December 2016 edition of Magazine Quorum, published quarterly by the Fédération québécoise des municipalités.

Me Fradette identifies the major provisions affecting municipalities and discusses how they should address these legislative amendments. He explains that the Act is two-fold: The first part establishes that animals are no longer things within the meaning of the Civil Code of Québec, and the second part introduces new provisions regarding the welfare and safety of animals.

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