Nouvelles https://courdappelduquebec.ca/ fr Court of Appeal of Quebec Tue, 15 Jun 2021 20:30:18 +0000 Tue, 15 Jun 2021 20:30:18 +0000 TYPO3 EXT:news news-5217 Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:03:00 +0000 Wearing of medical masks in courtrooms https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/wearing-of-medical-masks-in-courtrooms/ As a result of changes in the health guidelines, the Court of Appeal has revised its directive dated April 7, 2021 regarding the wearing of medical masks in its courtrooms. As of Monday, June 14, 2021, As a result of changes in the health guidelines, the Court of Appeal has revised its directive dated April 7, 2021 regarding the wearing of medical masks in its courtrooms. As of Monday, June 14, 2021,

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news-5211 Thu, 03 Jun 2021 12:03:00 +0000 Retirement of Justice Louis Rochette https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/retirement-of-justice-louis-rochette/ On June 1, 2021, Justice Louis Rochette retired after 26 years on the bench, including 20 years at the Court of Appeal of Quebec. In 1972, Justice Rochette earned a Bachelor On June 1, 2021, Justice Louis Rochette retired after 26 years on the bench, including 20 years at the Court of Appeal of Quebec. In 1972, Justice Rochette earned a Bachelor

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news-5075 Tue, 27 Apr 2021 12:03:00 +0000 New judge at the Court of Appeal of Quebec https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/new-judge-at-the-court-of-appeal-of-quebec/ The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment at the Court of Appeal of Quebec The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment at the Court of Appeal of Quebec

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news-5031 Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:03:00 +0000 Modification of Practice Direction G-3 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/modification-of-practice-direction-g-3/ Practice Direction G-3 (Technological Version of Briefs, Memoranda and Books of Authorities) has been slightly modified in order to provide certain clarifications, including the fact that, from now on, a USB key will be the only technological medium accepted. The new version of this Practice Direction is available in the section entitled "Notices in Civil Matters", under the subsection entitled "Practice Directions": [Practice Directions/INSERT HYPERLINK]. Practice Direction G-3 (Technological Version of Briefs, Memoranda and Books of Authorities) has been slightly modified in order to provide certain clarifications, including the fact that, from now on, a USB key will be the only technological medium accepted. The new version of this Practice Direction is available in the section entitled "Notices in Civil Matters", under the subsection entitled "Practice Directions": [Practice Directions/INSERT HYPERLINK].

 

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news-5001 Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:03:00 +0000 Medical mask to be worn at all times during Court of Appeal hearings https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/medical-mask-to-be-worn-at-all-times-during-court-of-appeal-hearings/ In order to pursue the Court's activities in compliance with the government's recommendations, hearings of appeals and motions by videoconference will remain the rule. The Court office will contact parties if, exceptionally, their cases do not lend themselves to a virtual hearing. For more information, please refer to the section entitled Virtual Courtrooms [à mettre sous forme d'hyperlien]. Moreover, please note that as of today (April 7, 2021), all persons who have, exceptionally, been permitted to be in a courtroom must wear a face covering at all times, unless otherwise authorized by the Court. In order to pursue the Court's activities in compliance with the government's recommendations, hearings of appeals and motions by videoconference will remain the rule. The Court office will contact parties if, exceptionally, their cases do not lend themselves to a virtual hearing. For more information, please refer to the section entitled Virtual Courtrooms [à mettre sous forme d'hyperlien].

 

Moreover, please note that as of today (April 7, 2021), all persons who have, exceptionally, been permitted to be in a courtroom must wear a face covering at all times, unless otherwise authorized by the Court.

 

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news-4889 Mon, 15 Mar 2021 12:03:00 +0000 Digital Office of the Court of Appeal: maintenance work on March 16, 2021 between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/digital-office-of-the-court-of-appeal-maintenance-work-on-march-16-2021-between-700-pm-and-110/ Due to technical maintenance work, the Digital Office of the Court of Appeal (DOCA) will be inaccessible intermittently on March 16, 2021 between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Due to technical maintenance work, the Digital Office of the Court of Appeal (DOCA) will be inaccessible intermittently on March 16, 2021 between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

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news-4869 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:03:00 +0000 Wearing of gowns during virtual hearings of the Court of Appeal https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/wearing-of-gowns-during-virtual-hearings-of-the-court-of-appeal/ The usual rules of decorum that apply in physical courtrooms apply to virtual hearings, including the dress code requirements set out in section 7 of the Civil Practice Regulation, section 8 of the Rules of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Criminal Matters and section 7 of the Regulation of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Penal Matters. Thus, as of March 15, 2021, counsel and articling students will be required to wear a gown, in accordance with those provisions. Until then, we strongly encourage them to do so. The usual rules of decorum that apply in physical courtrooms apply to virtual hearings, including the dress code requirements set out in section 7 of the Civil Practice Regulation, section 8 of the Rules of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Criminal Matters and section 7 of the Regulation of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Penal Matters. Thus, as of March 15, 2021, counsel and articling students will be required to wear a gown, in accordance with those provisions. Until then, we strongly encourage them to do so.

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news-4841 Wed, 27 Jan 2021 12:03:00 +0000 Retirement of Justice Jacques Dufresne https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/retirement-of-justice-jacques-dufresne/ On February 1, 2021, Justice Jacques Dufresne will retire from the Court of Appeal of Quebec. Justice Dufresne, a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke (LL.L 1972) and member of the Quebec Bar (from 1974 to 1998), worked successively in the firms of Blanshay and Blanshay (1974-1975), Corbeil, Groleau & Dufresne (1975-1988) and Ogilvy Renault (1988-1998). At the time On February 1, 2021, Justice Jacques Dufresne will retire from the Court of Appeal of Quebec. Justice Dufresne, a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke (LL.L 1972) and member of the Quebec Bar (from 1974 to 1998), worked successively in the firms of Blanshay and Blanshay (1974-1975), Corbeil, Groleau & Dufresne (1975-1988) and Ogilvy Renault (1988-1998). At the time

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news-4809 Thu, 07 Jan 2021 18:10:00 +0000 Covid-19 Pandemic - New arrangements for hearings on the merits https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/covid-19-pandemic-new-arrangements-for-hearings-on-the-merits/ As of January 11, 2021, the hearing of appeals will be held by videoconference, in order to comply with current government recommendations. The Court office will contact the parties or counsel concerned in order to make the necessary arrangements for this purpose. Please take note that a virtual hearing may exceptionally not be appropriate for certain matters, in which case the Court office will also contact those concerned. As of January 11, 2021, the hearing of appeals will be held by videoconference, in order to comply with current government recommendations. The Court office will contact the parties or counsel concerned in order to make the necessary arrangements for this purpose. Please take note that a virtual hearing may exceptionally not be appropriate for certain matters, in which case the Court office will also contact those concerned.

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news-4699 Tue, 05 Jan 2021 18:10:00 +0000 Digital Office of the Court of Appeal: Payment module not available on January 6, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/digital-office-of-the-court-of-appeal-payment-module-not-available-on-january-6-2021-from-530-pm/ Due to technical maintenance work, the payment module of the Digital Office of the Court of Appeal (DOCA) will not be accessible on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. However, during this period, it will still be possible to access DOCA to complete the first steps of a request to file a notice of appeal. Due to technical maintenance work, the payment module of the Digital Office of the Court of Appeal (DOCA) will not be accessible on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. However, during this period, it will still be possible to access DOCA to complete the first steps of a request to file a notice of appeal.

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news-4697 Tue, 05 Jan 2021 17:10:00 +0000 Indexation of Judicial Fees and Court Fees as of January 1, 2021 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/indexation-of-judicial-fees-and-court-fees-as-of-january-1-2021/ Certain judicial fees and court fees have been indexed as of January 1, 2021. The new fees are: ... Certain judicial fees and court fees have been indexed as of January 1, 2021. The new fees are: ...

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news-4685 Wed, 16 Dec 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Continuation of activities at the Court of Appeal of Quebec https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/continuation-of-activities-at-the-court-of-appeal-of-quebec/ The Court of Appeal of Quebec informs the legal community that the announcement made yesterday (December 15) by the government authorities does not affect the activities planned for the coming weeks. Thus, activities will take place as scheduled, both for hearings on the merits and those before the judge alone. The opening hours of the Offices of the Court during the holiday period remain the same as those announced on December 11, 2020 [hyperlink to the news of December 11 The Court of Appeal of Quebec informs the legal community that the announcement made yesterday (December 15) by the government authorities does not affect the activities planned for the coming weeks. Thus, activities will take place as scheduled, both for hearings on the merits and those before the judge alone. The opening hours of the Offices of the Court during the holiday period remain the same as those announced on December 11, 2020 [hyperlink to the news of December 11

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news-4679 Fri, 11 Dec 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Holiday Hours for the Offices of the Court https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/holiday-hours-for-the-offices-of-the-court-2/ The Offices of the Court will be closed on December 24, 25, 28 and 31, 2020 as well as on January 1 and 4, 2021. Please note that because December 24, 28 and 31, 2020 as well as January 4, 2021 are non-work days for purposes of the collective agreements currently in force at the Ministère de la Justice, but are not legal holidays, on these four days only parties or their counsel may file Court of Appeal pleadings at the following locations: ⦁ Montreal Appeal Division: Montreal Courthouse 1 Notre-Dame Street East Civil Court Office, Room 1.122 ⦁ Quebec Appeal Division: Quebec City Courthouse 300 Jean-Lesage Boulevard Security Desk, Office of the Special Constables The Offices of the Court will therefore be open until December 23, 2020, inclusively, and again on December 29 and 30, 2020. Regular hours will resume as of January 5, 2021. Happy Holidays! The Offices of the Court will be closed on December 24, 25, 28 and 31, 2020 as well as on January 1 and 4, 2021. Please note that because December 24, 28 and 31, 2020 as well as January 4, 2021 are non-work days for purposes of the collective agreements currently in force at the Ministère de la Justice, but are not legal holidays, on these four days only parties or their counsel may file Court of Appeal pleadings at the following locations:

 

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Montreal Courthouse

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Civil Court Office, Room 1.122

 

⦁ Quebec Appeal Division:

 

Quebec City Courthouse

300 Jean-Lesage Boulevard

Security Desk, Office of the Special Constables

 

The Offices of the Court will therefore be open until December 23, 2020, inclusively, and again on December 29 and 30, 2020. Regular hours will resume as of January 5, 2021.

 

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news-4655 Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Retirement of Justice Claudine Roy https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/retirement-of-justice-claudine-roy/ On November 30, 2020, Justice Claudine Roy will retire from the Court of Appeal of Quebec, after more than 17 years as a member of the judiciary. At the time of her appointment to the Court of Appeal on August 17, 2017, Justice Roy had been sitting on the Superior Court of Quebec since 2003. Prior thereto, she was a partner in the firm of Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Fulbright), where she was a member of the litigation group and coordinator of the research team and the administrative law team. She is also the author of numerous books and legal articles. On November 30, 2020, Justice Claudine Roy will retire from the Court of Appeal of Quebec, after more than 17 years as a member of the judiciary. At the time of her appointment to the Court of Appeal on August 17, 2017, Justice Roy had been sitting on the Superior Court of Quebec since 2003. Prior thereto, she was a partner in the firm of Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Fulbright), where she was a member of the litigation group and coordinator of the research team and the administrative law team. She is also the author of numerous books and legal articles.

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news-4651 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Announcement of the publication of the judgment of the Court of Appeal in the case of Bissonnette v. The Queen, 200-10-003629-198 and 200-10-003630-196 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/announcement-of-the-publication-of-the-judgment-of-the-court-of-appeal-in-the-case-of-bissonnette-v/ The Court of Appeal of Quebec annouces that the judgment in the case of Bissonnette v. The Queen (200-10-003629-198) & The Queen v. Bissonnette (200-10-003630-196) will be rendered on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at noon. The Court of Appeal of Quebec annouces that the judgment in the case of Bissonnette v. The Queen (200-10-003629-198) & The Queen v. Bissonnette (200-10-003630-196) will be rendered on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at noon.

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news-4634 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Two new judges at the Court of Appeal of Quebec https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/two-new-judges-at-the-court-of-appeal-of-quebec-1/ The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments at the Court of Appeal of Quebec The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments at the Court of Appeal of Quebec

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news-4632 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:56:00 +0000 Modification to the rules to be followed by counsel and parties who plead in person in the courtrooms https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/modification-to-the-rules-to-be-followed-by-counsel-and-parties-who-plead-in-person-in-the-courtroom/ Please note that, from now on, pitchers of water will no longer be available in courtrooms to counsel and parties who appear in person. Thus, we invite litigants to bring their own bottle of water. In addition, we remind litigants who decide to participate in Court hearings by appearing in person that they must comply with the health rules listed on our website (see the section Hearing on the merits [insert a hyperlink]. Please note that, from now on, pitchers of water will no longer be available in courtrooms to counsel and parties who appear in person. Thus, we invite litigants to bring their own bottle of water. In addition, we remind litigants who decide to participate in Court hearings by appearing in person that they must comply with the health rules listed on our website (see the section Hearing on the merits [insert a hyperlink].

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news-4626 Tue, 17 Nov 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Call for Applications – Clerkship Positions at the Court of Appeal of Quebec – January and June 2022 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/call-for-applications-clerkship-positions-at-the-court-of-appeal-of-quebec-january-and-june-2022/ Recruitment for law clerk positions commencing in January and June 2022 is now open. Prospective candidates may submit their applications at any time before February 3, 2021. For more information, see the call for applications: Call for Applications – January and June 2022 Recruitment for law clerk positions commencing in January and June 2022 is now open. Prospective candidates may submit their applications at any time before February 3, 2021. For more information, see the call for applications: Call for Applications – January and June 2022

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news-4610 Mon, 02 Nov 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Publication of the rolls of motions presented to the judge alone https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/publication-of-the-rolls-of-motions-presented-to-the-judge-alone/ The Court of Appeal is pleased to announce the publication of the rolls of motions presented to the judge alone on its website. Note that rolls are only published 24 to 48 hours in advance and may be subject to last minute changes. You can now consult this new section by clicking on the following link: Roll - Motions presentable before the judge alone [insert hyperlink]. The Court of Appeal is pleased to announce the publication of the rolls of motions presented to the judge alone on its website. Note that rolls are only published 24 to 48 hours in advance and may be subject to last minute changes. You can now consult this new section by clicking on the following link: Roll - Motions presentable before the judge alone [insert hyperlink].

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news-4600 Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Update of the Guide to Best Practices for Virtual Hearings https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/update-of-the-guide-to-best-practices-for-virtual-hearings/ Since the start of the judicial year, the Court of Appeal has been using the Microsoft Teams collaborative platform for its virtual hearings. In view of the use of this new platform, the “Guide to Best Practices” for parties and lawyers participating in virtual hearings has been updated. This guide was prepared by the Court of Appeal in order to answer the most common questions from users as well and to explain the best practices for optimizing the quality of virtual hearings. To consult the new version of the guide, see: [put hyperlink]. Since the start of the judicial year, the Court of Appeal has been using the Microsoft Teams collaborative platform for its virtual hearings. In view of the use of this new platform, the “Guide to Best Practices” for parties and lawyers participating in virtual hearings has been updated. This guide was prepared by the Court of Appeal in order to answer the most common questions from users as well and to explain the best practices for optimizing the quality of virtual hearings. To consult the new version of the guide, see: [put hyperlink].

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news-4598 Thu, 08 Oct 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Update of the form "Joint application for facilitation in a criminal matter" https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/update-of-the-form-joint-application-for-facilitation-in-a-criminal-matter/ A new version of the “Joint application for facilitation in a criminal matter” form is now available on the Court's website. Note that from now on all documents must be submitted by email as a technological version only, except for the application for facilitation and the joint memorandum, the originals of which must also be submitted. In this regard, see the detailed instructions on the form. A new version of the “Joint application for facilitation in a criminal matter” form is now available on the Court's website. Note that from now on all documents must be submitted by email as a technological version only, except for the application for facilitation and the joint memorandum, the originals of which must also be submitted. In this regard, see the detailed instructions on the form.

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news-4584 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Two new judges at the Court of Appeal of Quebec https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/two-new-judges-at-the-court-of-appeal-of-quebec/ The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments at the Court of Appeal of Quebec The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments at the Court of Appeal of Quebec

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news-4525 Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Lifting of the suspension of time limits in civil and penal matters https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/lifting-of-the-suspension-of-time-limits-in-civil-and-penal-matters/ In accordance with art. 27 C.C.P., on August 31, 2020, the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice signed Order No. 2020-4303 providing for the lifting of the suspension of time limits in civil matters as of September 1, 2020, as well as an extension (45 days) of certain deadlines relating to case protocols. In accordance with art. 27 C.C.P., on August 31, 2020, the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice signed Order No. 2020-4303 providing for the lifting of the suspension of time limits in civil matters as of September 1, 2020, as well as an extension (45 days) of certain deadlines relating to case protocols.

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news-4523 Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Resumption of Court Activities https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/resumption-of-court-activities-1/ As of August 31, 2020, the Court will offer litigants (counsel or parties) the choice of coming to Court for the hearing on the merits of their appeal or participating in the hearing via videoconference. In principle, motions before a judge alone or before a panel will continue to be heard by videoconference. For more information, refer to the section entitled As of August 31, 2020, the Court will offer litigants (counsel or parties) the choice of coming to Court for the hearing on the merits of their appeal or participating in the hearing via videoconference. In principle, motions before a judge alone or before a panel will continue to be heard by videoconference. For more information, refer to the section entitled

 

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news-4486 Thu, 16 Jul 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Suspension of time limits in civil matters and penal matters lifted as of September 1, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/suspension-of-time-limits-in-civil-matters-and-penal-matters-lifted-as-of-september-1-2020/ The Chief Justice of Quebec, Manon Savard, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Quebec, Simon Jolin-Barrette, have announced that the suspension of time limits in civil matters and penal matters will be lifted as of September 1, 2020. On March 15, 2020, the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice had issued Order 2020-4251 suspending civil procedure time limits and time limits pertaining to extinctive prescription and forfeiture in civil matters. In addition, on March 23, 2020, the Minister of Health and Social Services had issued Order 2020-009 suspending certain time limits in penal matters. These measures will end on August 31, 2020. Thus, as of September 1, 2020, the time limits suspended by Orders 2020-4251 and 2020-009 will begin to run again for the time not yet elapsed. This decision forms part of the gradual resumption of judicial activities in courthouses that was announced on May 28, 2020. If the health situation in Quebec were to deteriorate between now and September 1, 2020, the decision to lift the suspension of time limits could be reconsidered. The Chief Justice of Quebec, Manon Savard, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Quebec, Simon Jolin-Barrette, have announced that the suspension of time limits in civil matters and penal matters will be lifted as of September 1, 2020. On March 15, 2020, the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice had issued Order 2020-4251 suspending civil procedure time limits and time limits pertaining to extinctive prescription and forfeiture in civil matters. In addition, on March 23, 2020, the Minister of Health and Social Services had issued Order 2020-009 suspending certain time limits in penal matters. These measures will end on August 31, 2020. Thus, as of September 1, 2020, the time limits suspended by Orders 2020-4251 and 2020-009 will begin to run again for the time not yet elapsed.

 

This decision forms part of the gradual resumption of judicial activities in courthouses that was announced on May 28, 2020. If the health situation in Quebec were to deteriorate between now and September 1, 2020, the decision to lift the suspension of time limits could be reconsidered.

 

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news-4476 Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until July 15, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-july-15-2020/ By order in council no. 717-2020 adopted on July 8, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until July 15, 2020. In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 717-2020 adopted on July 8, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until July 15, 2020. In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4450 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:03:00 +0000 Retirement of Justice Lorne Giroux https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/retirement-of-justice-lorne-giroux/ On July 3, 2020, Justice Lorne Giroux will retire from the Court of Appeal of Quebec. Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeal on February 25, 2005, he had a distinguished academic career for more than 35 years at the Faculty of Law of the Université Laval, where he wrote extensively in the areas of municipal law, environmental law, public law and land use planning law. Concurrently, he worked in private practice in these same areas, which required him to plead regularly before various courts in Quebec. On July 3, 2020, Justice Lorne Giroux will retire from the Court of Appeal of Quebec. Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeal on February 25, 2005, he had a distinguished academic career for more than 35 years at the Faculty of Law of the Université Laval, where he wrote extensively in the areas of municipal law, environmental law, public law and land use planning law. Concurrently, he worked in private practice in these same areas, which required him to plead regularly before various courts in Quebec.

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news-4448 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until July 8, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-july-8-2020/ By order in council no. 690-2020 adopted on June 30, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until July 8, 2020. In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 690-2020 adopted on June 30, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until July 8, 2020. In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4446 Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:03:00 +0000 Update - Covid-19 Pandemic - June 29, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/update-covid-19-pandemic-june-29-2020/ Order in Council 689-2020 made on June 25, 2020 provides for the easing of certain measures implemented to protect public health while maintaining those measures needed for its continued protection. Order in Council 689-2020 made on June 25, 2020 provides for the easing of certain measures implemented to protect public health while maintaining those measures needed for its continued protection.

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news-4442 Thu, 25 Jun 2020 12:03:16 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until June 30, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-june-30-2020/ By order in council no. 667-2020 adopted on June 23, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until June 30, 2020. In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 667-2020 adopted on June 23, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until June 30, 2020. In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4438 Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:34:21 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until June 23, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-june-23-2020/ By order in council no. 630-2020 adopted on June 17, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until June 23, 2020. In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 630-2020 adopted on June 17, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until June 23, 2020. In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

 

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news-4360 Wed, 17 Jun 2020 14:33:48 +0000 Virtual hearings – Guide to Best Practices https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/virtual-hearings-guide-to-best-practices/ In order to help counsel and parties prepare for and participate in the virtual hearings that the Court of Appeal is now holding, today the Court is publishing its online Guide to Best Practices which contains all the necessary information. Members of the public who want to know how to attend virtual hearings will also find the necessary information in the Guide. In order to help counsel and parties prepare for and participate in the virtual hearings that the Court of Appeal is now holding, today the Court is publishing its online Guide to Best Practices which contains all the necessary information. Members of the public who want to know how to attend virtual hearings will also find the necessary information in the Guide.

 

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news-4347 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 21:40:55 +0000 New Chief Justice Appointed https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/new-chief-justice-appointed/ Today, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, announced the appointment of the Honourable Manon Savard as Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Quebec. Today, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, announced the appointment of the Honourable Manon Savard as Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Quebec.

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news-4342 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:00:55 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until June 17, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-june-17-2020/ By order in council no. 593-2020 adopted on June 10, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until June 17, 2020. By order in council no. 593-2020 adopted on June 10, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until June 17, 2020.

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news-4326 Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:32:21 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until June 10, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-june-10-2020/ By order in council no. 572-2020 adopted on June 3, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until June 10, 2020. In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 572-2020 adopted on June 3, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until June 10, 2020. In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

 

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news-4316 Fri, 29 May 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Resumption of Court Activities https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/resumption-of-court-activities/ Since May 25, 2020, the Court has resumed, on a regular basis, the hearing of appeals and motions presentable before a panel. In order to comply with the physical distancing requirements resulting from the current health emergency situation and all the directives of the public health authorities, these hearings will, in principle, be held by videoconference, in "virtual courtroom" mode Since May 25, 2020, the Court has resumed, on a regular basis, the hearing of appeals and motions presentable before a panel. In order to comply with the physical distancing requirements resulting from the current health emergency situation and all the directives of the public health authorities, these hearings will, in principle, be held by videoconference, in "virtual courtroom" mode

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news-4302 Thu, 28 May 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until June 3, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-june-3-2020/ By order in council no. 544-2020 adopted on May 27, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until June 3, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 544-2020 adopted on May 27, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until June 3, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4274 Wed, 20 May 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until May 27, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-may-27-2020/ By order in council no. 531-2020 adopted on May 20, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until May 27, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 531-2020 adopted on May 20, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until May 27, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4268 Wed, 13 May 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until May 20, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-may-20-2020/ By order in council no. 509-2020 adopted on May 13, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until May 20, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 509-2020 adopted on May 13, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until May 20, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4260 Thu, 07 May 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until May 13, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-may-13-2020/ By order in council no. 501-2020 adopted on May 6, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until May 13, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 501-2020 adopted on May 6, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until May 13, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4237 Fri, 01 May 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Virtual courtrooms https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/virtual-courtrooms/ By order in council no. 483-2020 adopted on April 29, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until May 6, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 483-2020 adopted on April 29, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until May 6, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4235 Thu, 30 Apr 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until May 6, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-may-6-2020/ By order in council no. 483-2020 adopted on April 29, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until May 6, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 483-2020 adopted on April 29, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until May 6, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4227 Fri, 24 Apr 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until April 29, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-april-29-2020/ By order in council no. 478-2020 adopted on April 22, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until April 29, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 478-2020 adopted on April 22, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until April 29, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4225 Thu, 16 Apr 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until April 24, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-april-24-2020/ By order in council no. 418-2020 adopted on April 7, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until April 24, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 418-2020 adopted on April 7, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended until April 24, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4219 Wed, 15 Apr 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Motions before a judge alone - virtual courtroom https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/motions-before-a-judge-alone-virtual-courtroom/ As of today, the Court is offering parties and counsel the possibility of presenting their motions before a judge alone by way of videoconference, in a “virtual courtroom”, from the location of their choice (home or office), without the need to travel. This approach, which complies with the social distancing requirements of the current health emergency, will be favoured and will, save for certain exceptions, make it possible to deal with most motions that fall within the jurisdiction of the Court’s judges sitting alone, in all matters and no longer in only urgent ones. Upon receipt of a motion intended for a judge alone, the Court office will contact the parties or their counsel, as the case may be, in order to provide them with the necessary information. As of today, the Court is offering parties and counsel the possibility of presenting their motions before a judge alone by way of videoconference, in a “virtual courtroom”, from the location of their choice (home or office), without the need to travel. This approach, which complies with the social distancing requirements of the current health emergency, will be favoured and will, save for certain exceptions, make it possible to deal with most motions that fall within the jurisdiction of the Court’s judges sitting alone, in all matters and no longer in only urgent ones.

 

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news-4213 Thu, 09 Apr 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Pilot project respecting the electronic filing of notices of appeal in civil matters – The new digital Court office is now available online https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/pilot-project-respecting-the-electronic-filing-of-notices-of-appeal-in-civil-matters-the-new-digit/ Today, April 9, 2020, as part of a pilot project, the Court of Appeal is launching the first phase of its digital Court office. For now, the electronic platform is available only for appeals as of right in civil matters. Given the exceptional circumstances we are currently experiencing, the Court sought to implement this pilot project right away in order to facilitate access to justice. Use of the new digital Court office is optional and complements the usual way of appealing a matter, by filing paper documents. Today, April 9, 2020, as part of a pilot project, the Court of Appeal is launching the first phase of its digital Court office. For now, the electronic platform is available only for appeals as of right in civil matters. Given the exceptional circumstances we are currently experiencing, the Court sought to implement this pilot project right away in order to facilitate access to justice. Use of the new digital Court office is optional and complements the usual way of appealing a matter, by filing paper documents.

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news-4209 Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Declaration of a state of health emergency extended until April 16, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/declaration-of-a-state-of-health-emergency-extended-until-april-16-2020/ By order in council no. 418-2020 adopted on April 7, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended for an additional 10 days, until April 16, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency. By order in council no. 418-2020 adopted on April 7, 2020, the declaration of a state of health emergency was extended for an additional 10 days, until April 16, 2020.  In accordance with joint order no. 2020-4251 signed on March 15, 2020 by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, civil procedure time limits are suspended throughout the entire duration of the health emergency.

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news-4205 Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Postponement of hearings for the weeks of May 4 and May 11, 2020 - Hearings before a panel https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/postponement-of-hearings-for-the-weeks-of-may-4-and-may-11-2020-hearings-before-a-panel/ The emergency measures implemented to deal with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic have made it impossible to hold hearings before the Court of Appeal until May 15, 2020, inclusively. Subject to the following, all appeals on the merits scheduled on the rolls for the weeks of May 4 to 8 and May 11 to 15, 2020 are therefore postponed to an indeterminate date. The emergency measures implemented to deal with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic have made it impossible to hold hearings before the Court of Appeal until May 15, 2020, inclusively. Subject to the following, all appeals on the merits scheduled on the rolls for the weeks of May 4 to 8 and May 11 to 15, 2020 are therefore postponed to an indeterminate date.

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news-4201 Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:26:00 +0000 Digital Office of the Court of Appeal: Pilot project respecting the electronic filing of notices of appeal in civil matters – Available as of April 9, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/digital-office-of-the-court-of-appeal-pilot-project-respecting-the-electronic-filing-of-notices-of/ On April 9, 2020, as part of a pilot project, the Court of Appeal will launch the first phase of its future digital court office, a project that has been underway for several months. The electronic platform to be rolled out on that date will initially be available only for appeals as of right in civil matters. The Court is working to gradually expand e-filings to include other pleadings (in civil, penal and criminal matters). Given the exceptional circumstances we are currently experiencing, the Court sought to implement this pilot project right away in order to facilitate access to justice. For more information, please refer to the Notice of the Chief Justice and Practice Direction G-9. On April 9, 2020, as part of a pilot project, the Court of Appeal will launch the first phase of its future digital court office, a project that has been underway for several months. The electronic platform to be rolled out on that date will initially be available only for appeals as of right in civil matters. The Court is working to gradually expand e-filings to include other pleadings (in civil, penal and criminal matters). Given the exceptional circumstances we are currently experiencing, the Court sought to implement this pilot project right away in order to facilitate access to justice. For more information, please refer to the Notice of the Chief Justice and Practice Direction G-9.

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news-4203 Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Retirement of Chief Justice Duval Hesler https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/retirement-of-chief-justice-duval-hesler/ Today, April 7, 2020, marks the retirement of Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler after more than 13 years at the Court of Appeal of Quebec. Justice Duval Hesler was appointed to the Quebec Superior Court in 1992 and to the Court of Appeal in 2006.  Today, April 7, 2020, marks the retirement of Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler after more than 13 years at the Court of Appeal of Quebec. Justice Duval Hesler was appointed to the Quebec Superior Court in 1992 and to the Court of Appeal in 2006. 

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news-4194 Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Filing of the 769 judgments in the pyrrhotite files https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/filing-of-the-769-judgments-in-the-pyrrhotite-files/ The Court of Appeal of Quebec announces that the 769 judgments will be filed at the end of the day on Monday, April 6, 2020. These judgments, including a leading judgment in files 8788, will be grouped into 68 documents. The leading judgment forms an integral part of the 67 other documents. The Court of Appeal of Quebec announces that the 769 judgments will be filed at the end of the day on Monday, April 6, 2020. These judgments, including a leading judgment in files 8788, will be grouped into 68 documents. The leading judgment forms an integral part of the 67 other documents.

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news-4190 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Service and notification of pleadings https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/service-and-notification-of-pleadings/ By joint order made on March 27, 2020 by the Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice of Quebec, pleadings in civil matters may, during the state of health emergency, be served or notified by technological means, subject to certain conditions. By joint order made on March 27, 2020 by the Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice of Quebec, pleadings in civil matters may, during the state of health emergency, be served or notified by technological means, subject to certain conditions.

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news-4102 Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Postponement of hearings for the weeks of April 6 to 9, April 14 to 17, April 20 to 24 and April 27 to May 1, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/postponement-of-hearings-for-the-weeks-of-april-6-to-9-april-14-to-17-april-20-to-24-and-april-27/ Given the renewal of the declaration of a state of health emergency and the governmental directives announced on March 22 and 23, 2020, the Court of Appeal must postpone to an undetermined date or reschedule the hearings on the roll for the following weeks: Given the renewal of the declaration of a state of health emergency and the governmental directives announced on March 22 and 23, 2020, the Court of Appeal must postpone to an undetermined date or reschedule the hearings on the roll for the following weeks:

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news-4098 Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Update - COVID-19 Pandemic - March 24, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/update-covid-19-pandemic-march-24-2020/ By order in council 222-2020 dated March 20, 2020, the Government of Quebec extended the declaration of a state of health emergency for a further period of 10 days, until March 29, 2020.  In accordance with order no. 2020-4251 adopted jointly by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice on March 15, 2020, civil procedure time limits are therefore suspended until March 29, 2020. By order in council 222-2020 dated March 20, 2020, the Government of Quebec extended the declaration of a state of health emergency for a further period of 10 days, until March 29, 2020.  In accordance with order no. 2020-4251 adopted jointly by the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice on March 15, 2020, civil procedure time limits are therefore suspended until March 29, 2020.

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news-4089 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:10:00 +0000 COVID-19 / Postponement of hearings of the Court of Appeal in Montreal: weeks of March 16, 2020, March 23, 2020 and March 30, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/covid-19-postponement-of-hearings-of-the-court-of-appeal-in-montreal-weeks-of-march-16-2020-mar/ Given the declaration of a state of health emergency and given order 2020-4251 issued by the Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice of Quebec suspending time limits pertaining to prescription periods (extinctive) and to forfeiture in civil matters as well as civil procedure time limits, we ask that you please come to the counter at the Court office only if the filing of your pleadings in a civil matter is urgent. Please do not hesitate to contact staff at the Court office if you have any questions regarding the application of this directive. Given the declaration of a state of health emergency and given order 2020-4251 issued by the Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice of Quebec suspending time limits pertaining to prescription periods (extinctive) and to forfeiture in civil matters as well as civil procedure time limits, we ask that you please come to the counter at the Court office only if the filing of your pleadings in a civil matter is urgent. Please do not hesitate to contact staff at the Court office if you have any questions regarding the application of this directive.

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news-4085 Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Filing proceedings during the state of health emergency https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/filing-proceedings-during-the-state-of-health-emergency-1/ Given the declaration of a state of health emergency and given order 2020-4251 issued by the Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice of Quebec suspending time limits pertaining to prescription periods (extinctive) and to forfeiture in civil matters as well as civil procedure time limits, we ask that you please come to the counter at the Court office only if the filing of your pleadings in a civil matter is urgent. Please do not hesitate to contact staff at the Court office if you have any questions regarding the application of this directive. Given the declaration of a state of health emergency and given order 2020-4251 issued by the Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice of Quebec suspending time limits pertaining to prescription periods (extinctive) and to forfeiture in civil matters as well as civil procedure time limits, we ask that you please come to the counter at the Court office only if the filing of your pleadings in a civil matter is urgent. Please do not hesitate to contact staff at the Court office if you have any questions regarding the application of this directive.

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news-4081 Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Postponement of hearings at the Court of Appeal https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/postponement-of-hearings-at-the-court-of-appeal-1/ Given the declaration of a state of health emergency, the Court of Appeal must, save for the exception mentioned below, reschedule all of the hearings that were to be held between March 17 and April 3, 2020, inclusively, whether the hearing was to take place before a panel of judges or a judge sitting alone. The Court office will contact counsel or unrepresented parties whose files or applications/motions were to be heard during that period and will inform them of a new hearing date. In the event of an emergency, parties are asked to contact the Court office in writing (i.e., by letter sent by fax or email - see below for the contact information of the offices of the Court in Montreal and Quebec City) and provide a detailed explanation of the reasons for the emergency. If the Court considers the situation urgent, the Court office will contact counsel or the parties in order to determine the date and conditions for the required hearings. Given the declaration of a state of health emergency, the Court of Appeal must, save for the exception mentioned below, reschedule all of the hearings that were to be held between March 17 and April 3, 2020, inclusively, whether the hearing was to take place before a panel of judges or a judge sitting alone. The Court office will contact counsel or unrepresented parties whose files or applications/motions were to be heard during that period and will inform them of a new hearing date. In the event of an emergency, parties are asked to contact the Court office in writing (i.e., by letter sent by fax or email - see below for the contact information of the offices of the Court in Montreal and Quebec City) and provide a detailed explanation of the reasons for the emergency. If the Court considers the situation urgent, the Court office will contact counsel or the parties in order to determine the date and conditions for the required hearings.

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news-4079 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Time limits suspended https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/time-limits-suspended-1/ In the wake of the Government’s order in council 177-2020 dated March 13, 2020 declaring a state of health emergency, the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, acting under art. 27 C.C.P., jointly adopted order no. 2020-4251 on March 15, 2020. The order, which takes effect immediately, suspends time limits pertaining to extinctive prescription and forfeiture in civil matters as well as civil procedure time limits, the whole for the entire duration of the health emergency. The order also sets out certain conditions for serving pleadings in civil matters on the Attorney General of Quebec. In the wake of the Government’s order in council 177-2020 dated March 13, 2020 declaring a state of health emergency, the Chief Justice of Quebec and the Minister of Justice, acting under art. 27 C.C.P., jointly adopted order no. 2020-4251 on March 15, 2020. The order, which takes effect immediately, suspends time limits pertaining to extinctive prescription and forfeiture in civil matters as well as civil procedure time limits, the whole for the entire duration of the health emergency. The order also sets out certain conditions for serving pleadings in civil matters on the Attorney General of Quebec.

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news-4071 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Pandemic - Update https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/pandemic-update-1/ The safety and well-being of the public and all judicial system participants are a priority for the Court of Appeal of Quebec. We are working closely with the Ministère de la Justice to ensure that the public and members of the Bar will continue to have safe access to the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal of Quebec is open and its activities will continue as usual, with the exception of settlement conferences, which have been postponed. Lawyers or parties who are scheduled to participate in a hearing at the Court and will be under voluntary quarantine on the hearing date or unable to travel for physical reasons or due to parental duties are asked to contact the Court office to discuss the possibility of participating in the hearing by technological means. All requests for a postponement of a hearing must be sent to the chair of the panel or the judge sitting alone, as the case may be, via the Court office. The safety and well-being of the public and all judicial system participants are a priority for the Court of Appeal of Quebec. We are working closely with the Ministère de la Justice to ensure that the public and members of the Bar will continue to have safe access to the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal of Quebec is open and its activities will continue as usual, with the exception of settlement conferences, which have been postponed. Lawyers or parties who are scheduled to participate in a hearing at the Court and will be under voluntary quarantine on the hearing date or unable to travel for physical reasons or due to parental duties are asked to contact the Court office to discuss the possibility of participating in the hearing by technological means. All requests for a postponement of a hearing must be sent to the chair of the panel or the judge sitting alone, as the case may be, via the Court office.

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news-4038 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Updating of the "Guidelines concerning the use of technological devices in courtrooms" https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/updating-of-the-guidelines-concerning-the-use-of-technological-devices-in-courtrooms-1/ The "Guidelines concerning the use of technological devices in courtrooms" have been updated to now allow journalists to record the hearings to facilitate their reporting. However, the rule stating that it is prohibited to broadcast audio recordings of a hearing remains. The rules applicable to members of the public, lawyers and unrepresented parties remain the same. You can consult the new version of the "Guidelines concerning the use of technological devices in courtrooms" by clicking on the following link: The "Guidelines concerning the use of technological devices in courtrooms" have been updated to now allow journalists to record the hearings to facilitate their reporting. However, the rule stating that it is prohibited to broadcast audio recordings of a hearing remains. The rules applicable to members of the public, lawyers and unrepresented parties remain the same. You can consult the new version of the "Guidelines concerning the use of technological devices in courtrooms" by clicking on the following link:

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news-3850 Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Reference in relation with the Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/reference-in-relation-with-the-act-respecting-first-nations-inuit-and-metis-children-youth-and-fam-1/ By Order in Council of the Government of Quebec bearing number 1288-2019, the following constitutional question is submitted to the Court of Appeal for hearing and consideration: ... By Order in Council of the Government of Quebec bearing number 1288-2019, the following constitutional question is submitted to the Court of Appeal for hearing and consideration: ...

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news-3846 Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Retirement of Justice Claude C. Gagnon https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/retirement-of-justice-claude-c-gagnon-1/ On January 17, 2020, Justice Claude C. Gagnon will retire from the Court of Appeal of Quebec. Justice Gagnon was appointed a judge of the Superior Court in the district of Quebec in 2003. He was subsequently appointed to the Court of Appeal on November 8, 2013. According to Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler, On January 17, 2020, Justice Claude C. Gagnon will retire from the Court of Appeal of Quebec. Justice Gagnon was appointed a judge of the Superior Court in the district of Quebec in 2003. He was subsequently appointed to the Court of Appeal on November 8, 2013. According to Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler,

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news-3832 Mon, 06 Jan 2020 17:10:00 +0000 Indexation of Judicial Fees and Court Fees as of January 1, 2020 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/indexation-of-judicial-fees-and-court-fees-as-of-january-1-2020-1/ Certain judicial fees and court fees have been indexed as of January 1, 2020. The new fees are: ... Certain judicial fees and court fees have been indexed as of January 1, 2020. The new fees are: ...

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news-3820 Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:10:52 +0000 Holiday Hours for the Offices of the Court https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/holiday-hours-for-the-offices-of-the-court-1/ The Offices of the Court will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and 31, 2019 as well as on January 1 and 2, 2020. Please note that because December 24 and 31, 2019 are non-work days for purposes of the collective agreements currently in force at the Ministère de la Justice, but are not legal holidays, on these two days only parties or their counsel may file Court of Appeal pleadings in the following locations: The Offices of the Court will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and 31, 2019 as well as on January 1 and 2, 2020. Please note that because December 24 and 31, 2019 are non-work days for purposes of the collective agreements currently in force at the Ministère de la Justice, but are not legal holidays, on these two days only parties or their counsel may file Court of Appeal pleadings in the following locations:

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news-3794 Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:08:00 +0000 Important Notice – Fraudulent Calls https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/important-notice-fraudulent-calls-1/ The Court of Appeal of Quebec wishes to warn the public about a series of fraudulent calls in which a person claiming to work for the Court asks them to confirm their social insurance number. These appeals do not come from the Court of Appeal and constitute an attempt at fraud. The Court asks those who receive such a call not to transmit any personal information and to hang up immediately. The Court never asks for personal information by telephone or text message. The Court wishes to assure the public that the personal information it holds has not been compromised. Police authorities have been contacted about this. Those who are victims of a phishing attempt may contact their local police service, the Sûreté du Québec at 310-4141 or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center at 1-888-495-8501. The Court of Appeal of Quebec wishes to warn the public about a series of fraudulent calls in which a person claiming to work for the Court asks them to confirm their social insurance number. These appeals do not come from the Court of Appeal and constitute an attempt at fraud. The Court asks those who receive such a call not to transmit any personal information and to hang up immediately.

 

The Court never asks for personal information by telephone or text message.

 

The Court wishes to assure the public that the personal information it holds has not been compromised. Police authorities have been contacted about this.

 

Those who are victims of a phishing attempt may contact their local police service, the Sûreté du Québec at 310-4141 or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center at 1-888-495-8501.

 

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news-3812 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:08:00 +0000 Publication of the new regulation in penal matters in the Gazette officielle du Québec https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/publication-of-the-new-regulation-in-penal-matters-in-the-gazette-officielle-du-quebec-1/ The new Regulation of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Penal Matters was published on December 11, 2019 in the Gazette officielle du Québec. Consequently, under section 76 of the Regulation, it will come into force on “the fifteenth day following its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec”. You can consult the text of the new regulation by clicking on the following link: Regulation of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Penal Matters The new Regulation of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Penal Matters was published on December 11, 2019 in the Gazette officielle du Québec. Consequently, under section 76 of the Regulation, it will come into force on “the fifteenth day following its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec”. You can consult the text of the new regulation by clicking on the following link: Regulation of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Penal Matters

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news-3808 Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:08:00 +0000 Announcement of the publication of the judgment in Ichrak Nourel Hak and al. c. PG Québec https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/announcement-of-the-publication-of-the-judgment-in-ichrak-nourel-hak-and-al-c-pg-quebec-1/ The Court of Appeal of Quebec announces that the judgment in the case Ichrak Nourel Hak and al. c. PG Québec (500-09-028470-193) will be rendered Thursday, December 12, 2019, in the afternoon. The Court of Appeal of Quebec announces that the judgment in the case Ichrak Nourel Hak and al. c. PG Québec (500-09-028470-193) will be rendered Thursday, December 12, 2019, in the afternoon.

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news-3792 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:08:00 +0000 Coming into Force in January 2020 of the New Regulation of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Penal Matters https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/coming-into-force-in-january-2020-of-the-new-regulation-of-the-court-of-appeal-of-quebec-in-penal-ma-1/ Pursuant to article 368 of the Code of Penal Procedure, the judges of the Court of Appeal have decided to provide the Court with a procedural regulation in penal matters. The sections comprising the new regulation are largely inspired by the Rules of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Criminal Matters. You can consult the text of the new regulation now by clicking on the following link: [insert a hyperlink]. The new regulation will be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec in December and will come into force in January 2020. Pursuant to article 368 of the Code of Penal Procedure, the judges of the Court of Appeal have decided to provide the Court with a procedural regulation in penal matters. The sections comprising the new regulation are largely inspired by the Rules of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Criminal Matters. You can consult the text of the new regulation now by clicking on the following link: [insert a hyperlink]. The new regulation will be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec in December and will come into force in January 2020.

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news-3765 Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:08:00 +0000 Address by the Chief Justice at the Congress of the Société de criminologie du Québec / The Canadian Criminal Justice Association https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/address-by-the-chief-justice-at-the-congress-of-the-societe-de-criminologie-du-quebec-the-canadian-1/ On November 6, 2019, Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Congress of the Société de criminologie du Québec and the Canadian Criminal Justice Association. By clicking on the following link, you can read the Chief Justice's address: “An update on the Appeal of a Criminal Jury Trial: Why does the Supreme Court of Canada still Tread Carefully Around Jurors’ Toes (And Appeal Courts should too!)” On November 6, 2019, Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Congress of the Société de criminologie du Québec and the Canadian Criminal Justice Association. By clicking on the following link, you can read the Chief Justice's address: “An update on the Appeal of a Criminal Jury Trial: Why does the Supreme Court of Canada still Tread Carefully Around Jurors’ Toes (And Appeal Courts should too!)”

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news-3755 Fri, 01 Nov 2019 13:08:00 +0000 Ceremony to mark the last week of the Chief Justice in Quebec City https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/ceremony-to-mark-the-last-week-of-the-chief-justice-in-quebec-city-1/ On October 31, a ceremony was held in Room 4.33 of the Quebec City Courthouse to mark the last week during which Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler was sitting in the Quebec City Appeal District. On this occasion, Justice Thibault highlighted the accomplishments of the Chief Justice during her tenure. The ceremony was held in the presence of all Quebec City Court judges, law clerks and Registry staff. On October 31, a ceremony was held in Room 4.33 of the Quebec City Courthouse to mark the last week during which Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler was sitting in the Quebec City Appeal District. On this occasion, Justice Thibault highlighted the accomplishments of the Chief Justice during her tenure. The ceremony was held in the presence of all Quebec City Court judges, law clerks and Registry staff.

 

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news-3751 Wed, 30 Oct 2019 13:08:00 +0000 Amendments to Practice Directions G-6 and G-7 https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/amendments-to-practice-directions-g-6-and-g-7-1/ Practice Direction G-6 (Documents attached to an application and necessary for its adjudication — Applications presentable before a judge sitting alone) and Practice Direction G-7 (Documents attached to an application and necessary for its adjudication — Applications presentable before a panel of three judges) have been slightly modified to specify that all the documents of an application (application and schedules) must be stapled or bound together. In addition, the parties must now use tabs to separate each of the documents attached to their application. The new version of the practice directions in question can be found in the "Notices in Civil matters" section, in the "Practice Direction" subsection. Practice Direction G-6 (Documents attached to an application and necessary for its adjudication — Applications presentable before a judge sitting alone) and Practice Direction G-7 (Documents attached to an application and necessary for its adjudication — Applications presentable before a panel of three judges) have been slightly modified to specify that all the documents of an application (application and schedules) must be stapled or bound together. In addition, the parties must now use tabs to separate each of the documents attached to their application. The new version of the practice directions in question can be found in the "Notices in Civil matters" section, in the "Practice Direction" subsection.

 

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news-3745 Fri, 25 Oct 2019 13:08:00 +0000 Tribute to the Chief Justice of Quebec https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/tribute-to-the-chief-justice-of-quebec-1/ On October 24, at the Fall Dinner of the ADDUM (Association des diplômés de l'Université de Montréal) held at the Intercontinental Hotel, more than a hundred participants heard its President, Martin Thibault, delivered a heartfelt tribute to the Honorable Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler who is due to retire in April 2020. He highlighted her remarkable career since graduating from the University of Montreal's Faculty of Law until to day as Chief Justice of Quebec. On October 24, at the Fall Dinner of the ADDUM (Association des diplômés de l'Université de Montréal) held at the Intercontinental Hotel, more than a hundred participants heard its President, Martin Thibault, delivered a heartfelt tribute to the Honorable Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler who is due to retire in April 2020. He highlighted her remarkable career since graduating from the University of Montreal's Faculty of Law until to day as Chief Justice of Quebec.

 

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news-3710 Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:08:00 +0000 Announcement of the publication of the judgment in PG Quebec c. Administration portuaire de Québec & als. https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/announcement-of-the-publication-of-the-judgment-in-pg-quebec-c-administration-portuaire-de-quebec-1/ The Court of Appeal of Quebec announce that the official French version and an official English translation of the judgment in the case PG Quebec c. IMTT-Québec inc., Administration portuaire de Québec & al. (200-09-009369-163) will be rendered Thursday, September 26, 2019, in the morning. The Court of Appeal of Quebec announce that the official French version and an official English translation of the judgment in the case PG Quebec c. IMTT-Québec inc., Administration portuaire de Québec & al. (200-09-009369-163) will be rendered Thursday, September 26, 2019, in the morning.

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news-3681 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:08:00 +0000 Announcement of the publication of the Court of Appeal of Quebec's opinion in the Reference pertaining to the constitutional validity of the provisions of article 35 of the C.C.P. https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/announcement-of-the-publication-of-the-court-of-appeal-of-quebecs-opinion-in-the-reference-pertaini-1/ The Court of Appeal of Quebec announced that the official French version and an official English translation of its opinion in the "Reference to the Court of Appeal of Quebec pertaining to the constitutional validity of the provisions of article 35 of the Code of Civil Procedure which set at less than $85,000 the exclusive monetary jurisdiction of the Court of Quebec and to the appelate jurisdiction assigned to the Court of Quebec" (500-09-027083-179) will be rendered Thursday, September 12, 2019, in the morning. The Court of Appeal of Quebec announced that the official French version and an official English translation of its opinion in the "Reference to the Court of Appeal of Quebec pertaining to the constitutional validity of the provisions of article 35 of the Code of Civil Procedure which set at less than $85,000 the exclusive monetary jurisdiction of the Court of Quebec and to the appelate jurisdiction assigned to the Court of Quebec" (500-09-027083-179) will be rendered Thursday, September 12, 2019, in the morning.

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