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Bill aims to curb delays but stakeholders call for more resources

A new bill that seeks to curb delays in the justice system and rein in stays of proceedings will be conferring new powers to the justices of the peace by allowing them to oversee criminal court appearances and bail hearings, a development that has received lukewarm praise by Quebec’s main legal actors who were longing for more monies into the system.

Employers’ obligation to protect psychological well-being of workers expanded by Quebec bill

The Quebec government, in an initiative welcomed by business and labour, is in the final stages of passing legislation that aims to further prevent and fight psychological harassment and sexual violence in the workplace by adding legal presumptions to make it easier to prove an employment injury or illness stemmed from violence at the hands of a co-worker or employer representative.

Controversy erupts after Quebec Appeal Court grants asylum seekers access to subsidized daycare

Asylum seekers in Quebec, after waging a long legal battle, can now have access to subsidized daycare after the Quebec Court of Appeal found that a provincial policy was discriminatory in a decision hailed by legal experts but mired in political controversy.