Faced with the evolution of the practice of law and particularly the place that technology takes in daily life, the Government of Québec adopted, on October 24, 2023, a law whose name is quite revealing of its objective:  the Act to modernize notarial practice and promote access to justice (“Bill 34“).  Except for certain provisions […]

As a kick-off to our educational series, we delve into explaining one such crucial industry term, “Zero-Day Exploit.” In the increasingly sophisticated domain of cyber threats, the menace of Zero-Day Exploits has become hard to ignore. This cybersecurity phenomenon is notorious for its potential to create a significant wave of detrimental impacts across the cyber […]

As of September 14, 2023, owners of new purpose-built rental housing will benefit from a complete exemption from the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The Prime Minister announced that the government is enhancing measures for rental housing, including not only apartment buildings, but also student residences and senior residences built for long-term rental. Under this […]

Introduction Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a revolutionary technology in recent years and has changed the way the world operates. AI has the ability to automate tasks, analyze vast amounts of data, and make decisions based on the data it receives. As a result, it has been integrated into a wide range of industries, including […]

Businesses registered or required to register with the Québec Enterprise Register (Registraire des entreprises du Québec) (“REQ“), whether they are or not incorporated in Québec, shall, as of March 31, 2023, report to the REQ: (1) the information relating to their ultimate beneficiaries; (2) the date of birth of natural persons related to the enterprise […]

On September 22nd, the first part of the provisions of the Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information[1], also known as Bill 25 (“Bill 25”), which, among other things, modernizes the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector, came into force.  An excellent summary about the […]

A non-solicitation clause is generally inserted into an employment contract for the purpose of protecting the interests of the employer by prohibiting its employees from soliciting the company’s clients or encouraging other employees to leave the company. But can such a clause prohibit the referral of an employee to a third party? The current jurisprudence […]

Le projet de Loi 96, la Loi sur la langue officielle et commune du Québec, Le Français (ci-après « Loi ») modifie la Charte de la langue française (chapitre C-11), le Code civil du Québec ainsi que diverses lois. La Loi a pour objectif de forcer et d’affirmer le statut du français dans toutes les […]

On September 21, 2021, the Government of Québec passed its Bill No. 64 Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions respecting the Protection of Personal Information, which, among other things, had the effect of amending the Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector (the “Private Sector Act“). The implementation of the new legal […]

Gascon’s team is growing with the recent arrival of François Fournier, lawyer, and Trycia Caron, paralegal. Mr. Fournier has several years of experience in Montreal boutique law firms where he practiced Civil and Commercial law, where he successfully defended private entrepreneurs and senior executives of public companies in litigation cases. His areas of expertise have […]