Court of Appeal sets the record straight on constructive dismissal and employer immunity from employee lawsuits

A recent decision1 of the Court of Appeal has clarified the principle of immunity from civil proceedings enjoyed by employers under the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases (hereafter the “AIAOD”). This decision is also interesting in that it sets the record straight as to what does and does not qualify as constructive dismissal. Brief summary of the […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Are there limits to a professional’s freedom of expression in his or her personal life?

Professionals have ethical obligations and must respect them in all spheres of their lives, even in their private lives. While they enjoy the protection of the same constitutional rights and freedoms as all citizens, these rights and freedoms are not absolute and are circumscribed by the professional’s ethical obligations. In Comptables professionnels agréés(Ordre des) c. Pilon,1 the respondent was […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Businesses must now disclose who are their true owners

This article first appeared in French in the April 2021 edition of the Journal des Parcs industriels by the Corporation des parcs industriels du Québec.   An international movement pushing for greater transparency in the corporate world has sparked reform initiatives across Canada. In this context, the Quebec government introduced a bill in December 2020 to force companies […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Rapid screening tests for private-sector enterprises

On February 17, 2021, Quebec’s Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (hereafter “MSSS”) announced that, under certain circumstances, private-sector enterprises can obtain rapid COVID-19 screening test kits. While workplaces dealing with an outbreak will continue to receive support from public health authorities, companies that want to have a supply of rapid tests on hand to allow […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Medical masks are now mandatory at all times in all Quebec workplaces

The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (“CNESST”) has decided to make it mandatory, as of April 8, 2021, to wear a medical mask or a mask certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ), at all times in all workplaces in Quebec. A mask will now be required in all circumstances, […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Proxy Season 2021 : Recent Updates and Key Things to Know from Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 ISS 2021 Updates Board of Directors ISS has also addressed gender diversity on board of directors. For S&P/TSX Composite Index companies, effective February 2022, ISS recommends withholding votes for the Chair of the Nominating Committee or Chair of the committee designated with the responsibility of a nominating committee, or Chair of the […]

Troy PocaluykoPartner, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

Proxy Season 2021 : Recent Updates and Key Things to Know from Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 With the upcoming 2021 proxy season fast approaching, both issuers and investors should be aware of changes and developments in several areas of corporate governance and securities law. As in past years, proxy advisory firms Glass, Lewis & Co. (“Glass Lewis”) and Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) have updated their Canadian proxy […]

Troy PocaluykoPartner, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

Proxy Season 2021 : Recent Updates and Key Things to Know from Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Glass Lewis has expanded its policy on board gender diversity for Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”)-listed issuers. Beginning in 2021, a board consisting of fewer than two female directors will be noted as a concern. Voting recommendations in 2021 will continue to be based on Glass Lewis’ current recommendation […]

Troy PocaluykoPartner, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

Isabella Bertani participates in the IR Global Guide – Getting to know the UBO & selecting the right advisor

Foreward by Andrew Chilvers When the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was introduced into law by the UK and EU in January 2020, for many professionals it was a much needed addition to legislation that would significantly help business transparency and combat money laundering. In essence, it was good for business and for public and professional […]

Isabella Bertani, BBA, FCPA, FCA, MBAFounder and Chief Client Strategist, BERTANI

Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 (Bill C-11) – Overview of changes to the applicable regime

In recent years, technological advances have led to a sudden digitization of daily life and, consequently, of personal information. More than ever, data, including personal information, has become a commodity used to predict individuals’ behaviour. “[I]n an era in which data is constantly flowing across borders and geographic boundaries and significant economic activity relies on […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP Welcomes James Hutchinson to the Firm’s Tax Practice Group

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP is pleased to welcome James Hutchinson as a Partner to the firm’s Tax Practice Group.  James has extensive experience with international tax planning and transfer pricing matters. He works primarily in the areas of structuring both international and domestic transactions, structuring real estate investments and advising on cross-border and international structures including […]

Troy PocaluykoPartner, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

White paper: Should the Quebec government consider the social enterprise model in order to achieve a renewed capitalism?

The issue of the role of business in society is at the heart of current events. The context of economic recovery is prompting reflection on the role of companies in promoting social values and the renewal of capitalism. This white paper calls for legislative innovation in Quebec corporate law to create a new model for […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP