Quebec government appoints three new judges

June 14, 2017

The Quebec government is ramping its judicial appointments to ease the growing backlog of cases in the justice system. Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée announced the appointment of three new Court of Quebec judges, making […]

Photo radar under the gun in Quebec

February 9, 2017

Photo radar tickets are under the gun in Quebec, following a series of decisions that have put thousands of tickets in jeopardy after the courts called into question the rules around the province’s use of […]

Appeal court provides guidance on workplace investigations

January 19, 2015

A controversial lower-court ruling that ordered a Montreal lawyer to pay moral damages to a college teacher for pain and suffering after an investigation she had headed into psychological harassment complaints breached the duty of procedural fairness was overturned by the Quebec Court of Appeal in a precedent-setting ruling that provides guidance on workplace investigations. […]

Request for recusal highlights need for judicial guidelines over social media

January 5, 2015

A Quebec judge who was asked by defense lawyers to recuse herself from presiding over a multi-defendant drug trial because many of her “friends” on Facebook are Crown prosecutors highlights the need for a comprehensive guideline to help judges navigate the world of social media and developing technologies, assert legal observers. […]

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