Quebec Public Procurement Authority: Powers and duties take effect

  • February 11, 2019
  • Clémentine Sallée, Alexis Beaudin-Fol and Alexia Magneron

On Jan. 25, 2019, certain provisions governing the Autorité des marchés publics came into effect, a welcome and anticipated change for many public bodies and private enterprises.

Constitutional & Human Rights

Is there a place for corporations within the human rights debate?

  • July 14, 2016
  • Patricia Steele

Human rights are about each of us living in dignity and the human rights project is about standing up to injustice and showing solidarity in the face of oppression. Due to economic globalization, operations of transnational corporations have an impact on local and international markets and affairs of state.

Business Law, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Constitutional & Human Rights and 1 more..., International Law

My Student Journey - A Unique Experience at the Senate of Canada

  • June 30, 2016
  • Etienne Gabrysz-Forget

In September of 2014, instead of completing my third-year law courses at Université de Montréal as planned, I moved to Ottawa and joined the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section.

Constitutional & Human Rights

The court comes to the defence of solicitor-client privilege

  • June 21, 2016
  • Arthur Grant

On June 3, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada yet again upheld the constitutional principle in support of professional secrecy between legal advisors and their clients. Arthur Grant, of Grant Kovacs Novell, looks at the decisions in Canada (Attorney General) v. Chambre des notaires du Québec and in Canada (National Revenue) v. Thompson.

Constitutional & Human Rights

Constitutional and Human Rights Law Case updates

  • September 14, 2015
  • Veronica L. Jackson

The latest in the Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section’s regular series of case updates looks at 10 cases, contributed by members from across the country, with a constitutional or human rights angle.

Constitutional & Human Rights

Case study: P.S. v. Ontario, 2014 ONCA 900

  • April 02, 2015
  • Cheryl Milne

In a decision that specifically speaks to the interplay between sections 7 and 15 of the Charter, the Ontario Court of Appeal found violations of those sections not justified under s.1 in respect of the mental health treatment and…

Constitutional & Human Rights

Case brief: Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)

  • April 02, 2015
  • Grace Pastine

In Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), the SCC determined that the federal criminal laws are inapplicable to physician-assisted dying. Grace Pastine, Litigation Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, provides the case brief.

Constitutional & Human Rights

Case summary: Nadeau-Dubois v. Morasse, 2015 QCCA 78

  • March 30, 2015
  • Manon Montpetit

Manon Montpetit, Assistant Director, DPDD, Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, has prepared the following case summary which deals with the broad concept of freedom of expression in a contempt of court context.

Constitutional & Human Rights