Maternity leave In court to modify employment insurance
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Maternity leave In court to modify employment insurance

Six women who did not qualify for regular Employment Insurance benefits during or after their maternity leave decided to turn to the courts to change the Employment Insurance Act. These women are supported in their approach by the Mouvement Action-Chômage (MAC), which maintains that certain provisions of the Employment Insurance Act are “discriminatory” and “penalize […]

The Éducaloi Grand quiz!
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The Éducaloi Grand quiz!

Éducaloi launched on Monday a large quiz of 25 questions to find out the level of knowledge of Quebecers regarding the law. “The goal is to raise awareness of the importance of legal education,” says the organization on its website. Éducaloi also announced the 2nd edition of National Legal Education Week on Wednesday, which will […]

Fraudulent electoral practice Opening of the trial of the mayor of Saint-Jérôme
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Fraudulent electoral practice Opening of the trial of the mayor of Saint-Jérôme

The trial for fraudulent electoral maneuver brought by the Chief Electoral Officer against the mayor of Saint-Jérôme, Stéphane Maher, began on Monday. • Read also: The resignation of the mayor of Saint-Jérôme called for • Read also: Embarrassing recording of the mayor: Jacques Duchesneau can do nothing This case is based on an embarrassing audio […]

Case of Nathalie Normandeau Persuaded to have been arrested to save Lafrenière
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Case of Nathalie Normandeau Persuaded to have been arrested to save Lafrenière

The day after the decision of the Department of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) not to appeal in her case, Nathalie Normandeau returned to the charge against the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit (UPAC) and its former leader, Robert Lafrenière. • Read also: File closed for Nathalie Normandeau In an interview with Mario Dumont, the former vice-premier […]

Sexual accusations Prosecution: a former psychologist will stand trial
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Sexual accusations Prosecution: a former psychologist will stand trial

A former psychologist from Sherbrooke is on trial on charges of procuring, sexual assault, drug trafficking and receiving goods in exchange for sex. • Read also: New charges against the shrink suspected of pimping • Read also: Sherbrooke: Étienne Lavoie’s trial arouses concern Étienne Lavoie faces 14 charges. Among other things, he allegedly made three […]

Guilty of assaulting a woman No criminal record for Éric Lapointe
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Guilty of assaulting a woman No criminal record for Éric Lapointe

Singer Éric Lapointe escaped without a criminal record for having assaulted a woman, following his birthday party last year and while he was intoxicated. “The suggestion of the parties appears reasonable (the absolution) is in the best interests of the defendant and not contrary to the public interest,” commented Judge Steeve Larivière, granting the singer […]

The Bar website is back!
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The Bar website is back!

Hélène Bisson indicated that it was due to a major breakdown. Photo: Archives The site of the Barreau du Québec has not been available since Thursday morning “due to a major outage affecting several organizations”, indicates the director of communications of the Bar Helene bisson. The outage in question affects the Law Society’s Internet service […]