Court of Appeal of Quebec

The Highest Court in Quebec

The Court of Appeal has been in continuous existence since 1849 and is the highest court in Quebec. In the vast majority of cases, the Court of Appeal is the final arbiter of the matters brought before it. Through its commitment to judicial independence and impartiality, and its efforts to ensure access to justice, it stands today as one of the primary bastions of the rule of law in Quebec.

On June 18, 2024, the Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of the Honourable Myriam...

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We remind you that s. 54 of the Regulation of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Civil Matters does not provide for the possibility of reproducing...

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On April 18, 2024, the appellate clerks published a new practice direction that applies to civil, criminal and penal matters. The Practice Direction...

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Procedure – subrogation – insurance – presumed discontinuance – transitional law – time limit to set the case down – abuse of procedure

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Municipal – disguised expropriation - interpretation of s. 245 of the Act respecting land use planning and development – declaratory provision

Read the summary on Ville de Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville c. Sommet Prestige Canada inc.

R. c. Vigneault

Criminal – operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit – breath sample – presumption of accuracy – section 320.31(1)(a) Cr. C.

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Online hearings

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New Rules of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Criminal Matters

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