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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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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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Quebec expanding pilot program to prevent addicts convicted of crimes from reoffending

A pilot program that began six years ago to help Montreal alcoholics and drug addicts convicted of crimes from reoffending will be expanded across the province, announced Quebec Minister of Justice Stephanie Vallée.

Why it matters: The program, offered initially only to detainees while their cases were pending, will now be expanded to include people who are not detained while charged with a crime.…

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Financial services Quebec

Quebec financial regulator cracking down on illicit money-services businesses

Quebec’s financial watchdog is cracking down on businesses that illegally run a money-services business.

Why it matters: So far this year the AMF announced that 11 small businesses or individuals pled guilty before the Court of Quebec to illictly operating a money-services business, the overwhelming majority of whom were fined $15,000 for each infraction.…

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In the news

The Supreme Court of Canada strikes down several provisions of Quebec's Pay Equity Act.

Quebec releases new religious accomodation guidelines.

Criminal ordered to pay more than $400,000 to a police officer.

Quebec appoints seven new provincial court judges.…

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