A province-wide four-week curfew instituted by the Quebec government to stem COVID-19 infection rates and to serve as an “electroshock therapy” to deter people who have been flouting public health measures was launched without providing any grounds based on evidence that justifies the breaches of the Canadian and Quebec Charter, according to legal experts.
Is mandatory COVID-19 vaccination an option for employers in Quebec?
Canadian judges have demonstrated very little awareness over the heightened risks of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, a situation that should prompt judges to attend comprehensive legal training over what the United Nations has described as the “shadow pandemic,” according to human rights and legal aid experts.
Investors hard hit by the public interest interventions may be looking to recoup their losses by turning to investor-state arbitration at a time when there is a growing chorus calling for the suspension of lawsuits over Covid-related government actions.
In one of the first Covid-19 related lawsuits to surface, a Quebec court held that a commercial landlord was not entitled to collect rent from its tenant because a Quebec government decree that suspended non-essential business activities for three months to stem the flow of the Covid-19 pandemic constitutes force majeure.
Legal compliance, in and of itself, is not enough to ensure that all decisions taken by corporate directors are ethical ones. It is high time to take a closer look at the place of ethics in directors’ decision-making processes.
The global landscape is in flux. Following COVID-19, directors will face a new set of risks in the 21st century.
A close look at the governance reflexes to be adopted in the current pandemic crisis, without losing sight of the post-COVID-19 outlook.
Quebec law faculties are ramping up research efforts to assess the impact pandemics may have on law and the practice of law.
Here are the latest legal developments affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Forced to navigate the daunting challenges wreaked by the precipitous outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Canadian businesses are beginning to consider whether to invoke force majeure clauses.