Criminal justice Quebec Court of Appeal Rulings

Quebec Court of Appeal comes down harder on pedophile

On December 2014 Cenan Rayo, a thirty-something Columbian native and the father of a ten-month old infant, sent an invitation on Facebook to a 12-year old girl to become his “friend.” Rayo, while not a family friend, knew the mother because they were part of a small Columbian community, and ran across each other in different places, including the local church.…

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Class actions Rulings

Quebec judge certifies class-action lawsuit against Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon

A class action launched by 20 women who allege they were sexually assaulted or harassed by the founder of Just for Laughs was certified by Quebec Superior Court.

Why it matters: “If the plaintiff was not authorized to file the current class action, it is highly likely that many victims would be deprived of their ability to exercise their rights," said Justice Bisson.…

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Quebec Human Rights Tribunal Rulings

Quebec Human Rights Tribunal finds aluminum maker discriminated against students

A large aluminum manufacturer was ordered by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal to amend their collective agreement and pay 157 students who were discriminated against on the basis of their age and their "social condition" $1,000 to each student in moral damages.

Why it matters: "Discrimination in employment, based on the social condition, is prohibited by the Quebec Charter, and one cannot impose a distinction based on the sole fact that the employees are students."…

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Court of Quebec judge absolved by inquiry committee

A Court of Quebec judge under fire for allegedly lending more than $9 million in loans over the past few years has been absolved of any ethical breaches by a five-member panel of the Committee of Inquiry of the Conseil de la magistrature du Québec. Why it matters: The inquiry committee recommended that the judicial council reject the complaint lodged by the Quebec Minister of Justice Stephanie Vallée.…

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