Public and administrative law

  • Presentation
  • Representative work
  • Specialists
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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.

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Representative work

  • Representation of a school service center in defence to judicial review proceedings initiated by a group of parents challenging a redrawing of school district boundaries having resulted in the transfer of students between schools.

  • Representation of the Director of Youth Protection at the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux des Laurentides (IHSSC) in the context of legal proceedings involving parents who are members of a religious community and relating to issues concerning freedom of religion and children’s right to education.

  • Representation of Hydro-Quebec before the Federal Court of Canada in judicial review proceedings challenging a decision issued by Measurement Canada regarding the regulation of electric meters.

  • Representation of personnel placement agencies in the healthcare sector in challenging government-imposed tender conditions and in a judicial review proceeding challenging legislative changes impacting the sector.

  • Representation of a municipality in the context of appellate proceedings challenging a decision ordering the total expropriation of a large area following the announcement of the construction of a school.

  • Providing advice to a Canadian airline regarding airport regulations and the applicable rules regarding the right to operate international flights.

  • 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.

  • Intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in a group of cases that 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 to 2010 SCC 67).