By Katia Opalka
On October 17th, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in "Castonguay Blasting", commonly referred to as the fly-rock case.
By François Parent
On September 17, 2013, after holding special consultations in June and August 2013, the Committee on Public Finance published its conclusions and recommendations on the report of the Expert Committee regarding the future of the Quebec Retirement System (the "D’Amours Report").
By François Parent
Can an employee’s insubordination amount to repudiation of his employment contract, thus providing his employer with just and sufficient cause to dismiss him?
By Dominique Bélisle
On August 6, 2013, the Quebec Court of Appeal rendered a very interesting decision in the case of "Anglo Pacific Group plc v. Ernst & Young Inc., 9261-0690 Québec Inc., Northern Star Mining Corp. and Jake Resources Inc."
By Sophie Prégent
The planning of a construction project or start-up of an industrial activity requires prior verification of a number of matters.
By Jean-Sébastien Desroches
Disputes between shareholders sometimes have serious consequences for a business corporation and can be an impediment to the carrying on of the operations in the ordinary course of business.
By Josianne Beaudry
There is no doubt that small and mediumsized enterprises and businesses in the startup phase face multiple challenges when seeking financing.
By André Laurin
, André Vautour
Many SMEs have a true Board of Directors and have asked outsiders to sit on it.
By Zeïneb Mellouli
, Jean-Sébastien Desroches
On September 12, 2013, in "Payette v. Guay inc.", the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision which will be of interest to anyone involved in a transaction for the purchase or sale of assets.
By Josiane L'Heureux
, Elodie Brunet
On September 4, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal ordered Metron Construction Corporation to pay a fine in the amount of $750 000 for criminal negligence causing death.
By Valérie Korozs
The Supreme Court of Canada recently allowed the motion for leave to appeal filed by the Commission des normes du travail against the decision rendered in March 2013 by the Court of Appeal of Québec in the case of Commission des normes du travail v. Asphalte Desjardins inc.
By Mathieu Thibault
, Étienne Guertin
, Jean Legault
For financing its activities, a Quebec-based business may grant to a Canadian chartered bank a security under 427 of the "Bank Act".
By Jean-Philippe Latreille
The place of residence of an individual is a fundamental tax concept which determines, among other things, his liability for provincial income tax.
By Bruno Verdon
The claims of the BSA | the Software Alliance against Quebec and Canadian businesses seem to be increasingly frequent.
By Catherine Méthot
, André Paquette
Arbitration clauses are increasingly finding their way into commercial contracts.