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Public and administrative law

Public and administrative law poses unique challenges and requires specific skills. Over the years, our lawyers have developed an expertise in crown liability, immunity from suit, and judicial review of administrative action, both before Quebec courts and the Federal Court.

■ Representation of approximately one hundred Atlantic crab fishers in the context of an important damage claim against the federal Crown in relation to the allocation of fishing quotas.

 

■ Representation of Atlantic snow crab associations in the context of several judicial reviews of decisions issued by the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

 

■ Representation of an association of centres de la petite enfance (CPEs) and a group of parents in declaratory judgment proceedings raising the constitutional and administrative invalidity of a ministerial directive regarding religious activities in CPEs and subsidized daycares.

■ Intervention for the Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité (Association for the right to die with dignity) in proceedings challenging the validity of Criminal Code provisions on assisted suicide.

 

■ Intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in a group of cases which led to a major jurisprudential shift by eliminating a plaintiff’s need to first succeed in judicial review proceedings before being able to claim damages from the federal government for the losses resulting from the decision (Canada (A.G.) v. TeleZone Inc. and related files, 2010 SCC 62-67).

 

■ Representation of the City of Saint-Eustache in an action against Carrière St-Eustache Ltd. under the provisions of the Municipal Powers Act.

Public and administrative law

Public and administrative law poses unique challenges and requires specific skills. Over the years, our lawyers have developed an expertise in crown liability, immunity from suit, and judicial review of administrative action, both before Quebec courts and the Federal Court.

■ Representation of approximately one hundred Atlantic crab fishers in the context of an important damage claim against the federal Crown in relation to the allocation of fishing quotas.

 

■ Representation of Atlantic snow crab associations in the context of several judicial reviews of decisions issued by the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

 

■ Representation of an association of centres de la petite enfance (CPEs) and a group of parents in declaratory judgment proceedings raising the constitutional and administrative invalidity of a ministerial directive regarding religious activities in CPEs and subsidized daycares.

 

■ Intervention for the Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité (Association for the right to die with dignity) in proceedings challenging the validity of Criminal Code provisions on assisted suicide.

 

■ Intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in a group of cases which led to a major jurisprudential shift by eliminating a plaintiff’s need to first succeed in judicial review proceedings before being able to claim damages from the federal government for the losses resulting from the decision (Canada (A.G.) v. TeleZone Inc. and related files, 2010 SCC 62-67).

 

■ Representation of the City of Saint-Eustache in an action against Carrière St-Eustache Ltd. under the provisions of the Municipal Powers Act.