I. Canada’s Cyber Defense Agency In 2019, Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (“CSE” hereinafter), was conferred exceptional powers by the Canadian government. They were armed with new offensive powers, allowing them to use cyber operations to defend Canadian interests and disrupt foreign threats preemptively.      II. What is CSE’s mandate? CSE’s mandate is outlined in […]

On April 28, 2022, the Honourable Diane Quenneville of the Court of Québec ruled on the application of the new version of article 1074.2 of the Civil Code of Québec. The case opposed a Syndicate of Co-owners to the owners of a private unit (Syndicat de copropriété Terrasses Le Bourget-1 v. Yassine, 2022 QCCQ 2330), […]

In the face of escalating war in Ukraine most of eastern Europe is fearful that the armed conflict could escalate and quickly spill across their borders. While greater physical distance provides an illusion of greater safety, it is by no means a stretch to assert that the entire world is apprehensive about the potential direct […]

The most recent municipal elections in Quebec brought their share of challenges, and approximately thirty applications for judicial recounts were filed with the Court of Quebec following the November 7 elections. However, notably in the Tannous v. Dreyfuss[1] and Morgan v. Decaluwe[2], the Court reiterated that the right to a judicial recount is not an […]

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 […]

In a recent judgment by the Honourable Daniel Beaulieu, J.C.S., Procureure générale du Québec c. Consultants Aecom Inc. (2021 QCCS 1072), an insurer’s obligation to defend their insured was once again examined by the Court. In 2003, the Claimant, Gervais Dubé Inc. (“Gervais”) had performed work for the Procureur Général du Québec (“PGQ”) and had, […]

The signing of the preliminary contract by the purchaser and the developer represents the first step towards the sale of a condominium unit. It is essentially a contract by which the buyer agrees to buy, and the developer agrees to sell the coveted property on the terms of the purchase. While the construction of a […]

Gascon is pleased to announce the recent arrival of attorneys Alexandra Kallos and Frédéric Savoie to the firm. Since the beginning of her career, Alexandra Kallos has focused her activities in the field of insurance law, first working in the litigation department of a Quebec insurance company and then in private practice. Her expertise and […]

One of the main differences between Quebec insurance law and that of other provinces is a provision that insurers must assume defence costs of their insureds over and above the limits of their insurance policies. First enacted half a century ago, this provision is meant to help insureds by prohibiting the erosion of their insurance […]

Gascon is proud to announce the arrival of Mary Delli Quadri as a Partner within its law firm. Mary Delli Quadri is a seasoned attorney in matters relating to commercial and insurance litigation. She also has many years of experience as a defence lawyer for insurance brokers, financial advisors, and planners. She has also acted […]