In the context of the pandemic and the difficulty and even impossibility for meeting in person, the Minister of Heath and Social Services adopted ministerial order number 2020-029 on April 26, 2021, permitting meetings or assemblies that take place in person to be held using a means that enables all members to communicate directly with […]

The resolutory right is a common guarantee withing the framework of the balance of sale price during an acquisition. It is often used to secure a non-monetary obligation of the buyer. This right is granted to the seller and gives him the right to request the resolution of the sale of an immovable in the […]

On June 3, 2021, the Government of Québec passed its Bill 78 An Act mainly to improve the transparency of enterprises, which will effectively amend the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises (the “Act“).     In addition to the information that businesses required to register must currently report to the Québec Enterprise Register (Registraire […]

The Cultural Heritage Act came into effect on October 19, 2012 and was amended on April 1st, 2021. BACKGROUND HISTORY : The adoption of the Act in 2012 marked a milestone in the history of cultural heritage protection by the government, namely: As it broadened the notion of “heritage” over time to gradually encompass heritage cultural […]

MONTRÉAL’S CONSTRUCTION SITES CHARTER: A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION The City of Montréal has recently adopted a construction sites charter. We cannot repeat it often enough: construction sites in Montréal are tremendously frustrating. Fortunately, with the adoption of this charter, we might finally start seeing some light at the end of the “orange cone”. […]

Gascon is proud to announce the arrival of two more jurists to its team. Notary Joannie Jacques has nearly ten years of experience in firms in the Montérégie and Centre-du-Québec regions. Since the beginning of her career, she has focused her practice on commercial real estate, corporate financing and commercial law. Joannie will continue to develop […]

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 […]

Affordable housing is currently an important issue in many of the world’s major cities. In the last few years, it has been the object of a growing number of regulations to attempt to make it more accessible to its target population. The City of Montréal is no exception. According to the reports reviewed, there were […]

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Faced with the current public health emergency related to COVID-19, the Minister of Justice authorized on March 27, 2020…

Real estate acquisitions by non-residents, both in Québec and in the rest of Canada, as well as elsewhere in the world, are not a new phenomenon. For several years, there has been an increase in transactions by non-residents of Canada, which has significantly increased the value of the real estate market. To limit this phenomenon, […]