Cannabis Law in Canada Podcast Series

Cannabis Law in Canada is a long-format interview podcast featuring in-depth discussions with cannabis lawyer Russell Bennett and cannabis industry and legal experts to uncover the realities of the new laws, their impact on business and suggestions for change. Engineering of this podcast is by Jeremy Benning Music was created and performed by Albert Wong […]

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Globalization in a post-pandemic world

Prior to the pandemic, globalization was already in a period of transition and retreat with protectionist policies, trade wars, and tariffs all on the rise. The onset of the pandemic exposed how interrelated and globally interconnected the flow of goods and services has become through disruptions to supply-chains and mobility, but also resulted in further […]

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Irina Kostko

Lawyer / Technical Consultant, BENOÎT & CÔTÉ

Amendments to article 2503 C.C.Q.: revolutionizing insurance in Quebec

Introduction The Quebec insurance industry has always been distinct from other Canadian provinces because Quebec insurers are legally required to take up the defence of their insureds and to cover the entire cost of their defence, even in excess of policy limits. These principles set out in arts. 2500 and 2503 of the Civil Code of […]

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IR Global Insights: Working smart, surviving and thriving

August 2021

When Covid-19 first surged across continents, most companies had to mothball projects, downsize and quickly review their costs, supply chains, sales strategy and customer relationships. US-based Danny Cortenraede, managing partner […]

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Potential impacts of the proposed amendments to the Regulation respecting compensation for adverse effects on wetlands and bodies of water on real estate developers

The purpose of the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact is to identify activities that are considered to be of moderate, low or negligible risk. Moderate risk activities that result in environmental impacts and require mitigation measures must be submitted for ministerial authorization. The Environment Quality Act contains specific provisions […]

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Regulatory framework for the reclamation of slightly contaminated soil

In August 2019, several amendments to the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation (“LPRR”) and the Regulation respecting contaminated soil storage and contaminated soil transfer stations (“CSSTS”) came into force to guide and further promote the reclamation of slightly contaminated soil. Several of these new provisions were then repealed and integrated, on December 31, 2020, into the new Regulation respecting the […]

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Impacts of the new Pay Equity Act on the public service and federally regulated companies

On August 31, 2021, the Pay Equity Act, which applies to the federal public service and to federally regulated companies with ten (10) or more employees, will come into force. Adopted in December 2018, it has taken over two years for the regulatory framework necessary for its deployment to be put in place. As a result, […]

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Adoption of the Regulation respecting the traceability of excavated contaminated soils

On June 28, 2021, the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change announced in a press release the adoption of the Regulation respecting the traceability of excavated contaminated soils (the “Regulation”), which was subsequently published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on July 7. The establishment of a traceability system is aligned with Action 15 of the Soil Protection and […]

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Langlois Lawyers and Séguin Racine Attorneys join forces

Montréal, August 10, 2021 – Langlois Lawyers is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with Séguin Racine Attorneys Ltd., a firm specializing in business transactions, in order to offer a broad range of business law services with expanded capabilities in the following areas of expertise: Securities: Over 60 stock exchange listings completed for Quebec […]

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Recognition of the validity of legal fee reimbursement clauses in a loan contract: principles to keep in mind

Context On April 6, 2021, in its decision in Bank of Nova Scotia v. Davidovit,1 the Quebec Court of Appeal had the opportunity to rule on the validity of a legal fee reimbursement clause contained in a term loan and suretyship contract. In addition to clearly summarizing the law applicable to this type of provision, the Court also reviewed […]

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Ismaël Coulibaly, LL.M.

Lawyer / Trademark Agent / Shareholder, BENOÎT & CÔTÉ