Quebec chips away at government transparency

January 4, 2017

Quebec, once a pioneer that lead the movement towards greater government transparency, is now among the least transparent provinces in Canada after successive provincial governments introduced more than 150 legislative exemptions that undermined the province’s […]

Report urges overhaul of Quebec megatrials

December 21, 2016

A cultural change that emphasizes collaboration between all players of Quebec’s criminal justice system is the only way to ensure that costly and unwieldly megatrials do not end up in fiascos, according to a well-received […]

Quebec criminal justice plagued by delays

May 10, 2016

Quebec’s justice system will require more money and human resources, need to make more use of  technological advances to efficiently deal with routine appearances, and prioritize and encourage timely resolution of cases to be able […]

Quebec Ombudsman slams detention conditions in the North

March 30, 2016

Nearly three years after the president of the Quebec legal society warned the provincial government that prison conditions faced by Inuit inmates in northern Quebec were appalling and deplorable, the Quebec Ombudsman upbraided the government […]

Appeal court endorses primacy of treaty rights

December 16, 2014

In yet another forceful reminder that the Crown must hold consultations that are meaningful, conducted in good faith and held with an open mind, the Quebec Court of Appeal strongly endorsed the primacy of treaty rights of aboriginal peoples. […]

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