Quebec judge greenlights class action against Air Canada over fuel surcharges

A Quebec Superior Court judge has authorized a class action lawsuit against Air Canada after the company allegedly used a surcharge to bill passengers for the cost of fuel and then some. The lawsuit, approved to proceed as a class…

Ontario proceeding with tobacco lawsuit would be unfair to other governments: judge

TORONTO – A judge says he refused to let the Ontario government push forward with a lawsuit against three major tobacco companies because it would give the province an unfair advantage over other governments seeking to do the same. Ontario…

Creditor protection granted to Rothmans, Benson & Hedges in $15B Quebec lawsuit

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges has become the third tobacco company to receive a temporary reprieve from compensating 100,000 Quebec smokers after securing creditor protection in an Ontario court on Friday. Imperial Tobacco Canada and JTI-Macdonald Corp. were both granted creditor…

Quebec’s top court rules Richard Henry Bain’s sentence in election shooting to stand

Quebec’s Court of Appeal has ruled that the sentence handed down to 2012 Quebec election night shooter Richard Henry Bain will remain unchanged. Bain was convicted of attacking a Parti Québécois rally on Sept. 4, 2012, killing lighting technician Denis…

Quebec’s top court upholds ruling on Angell Woods

The Quebec Court of Appeal has upheld a 2017 ruling over a sprawling wooded area in Montreal’s West Island. In a unanimous decision, the province’s top court ruled that the City of Beaconsfield respected the procedures for the protection of…

Quebec’s top court rules companies can suffer cruel and unusual punishment

The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled that the Charter protection against cruel and unusual punishment can apply to companies as well as individuals. The question arose when a company convicted of acting as a construction contractor without the necessary…