Nouvelles https://courdappelduquebec.ca/ fr Court of Appeal of Quebec Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:18:01 +0000 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:18:01 +0000 TYPO3 EXT:news 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-4239 Tue, 05 May 2020 18:26:00 +0000 Support service established by the Ministère de la Justice to help parties and counsel familiarize themselves with virtual courtrooms https://courdappelduquebec.ca/en/news/details/support-service-established-by-the-ministere-de-la-justice-to-help-parties-and-counsel-familiarize-t/ 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.

 

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.

 

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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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