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May 29, 2017

On May 19, members of the firm participated in the Association du jeune Montréal annual fundraising event for Dans la rue and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 500 persons took part in the event, raising more than $105,000 to help young people at risk of homelessness, both in Montréal and abroad. Torys was...

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March 8, 2017

On March 8, women and men across the world come together to bring attention to gender inequality, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. We proudly acknowledge International Women’s Day. Torys honours the...

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January 24, 2017

On December 6, 2016 the Québec National Assembly passed Bill 92, "An Act to extend the powers of the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec, regulate commercial practices relating to prescription drugs and protect access to voluntary termination of pregnancy services." In order to better oversee the various areas under the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie...

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December 5, 2016

The Québec Court of Appeal rules on the test applicable to the right of appeal from a judgment authorizing a class action By Sylvie Rodrigue and Marie-Ève Gingras When the Act respecting the class action was adopted in 1978,1 both plaintiff and defendant could appeal, as of right, from a judgment on an application for...

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November 29, 2016

By Michelle Nelles, Kevin Tuohy, Geneviève Bertrand and Manpreet Singh In another step towards implementing French language signage rules, the Government of Québec has announced that modifications to the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business of the Charter of the French Language (the Regulation) which have been in effect since November 24, 2016.1...

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November 23, 2016

Québec Court of Appeal’s recent case law reinforces the Supreme Court of Canada’s liberal interpretation of authorization criteria By Sylvie Rodrigue and Marie-Ève Gingras In 2016, the Québec Court of Appeal has allowed no less than five appeals from judgments that refused to authorize class actions. In Charles v. Boiron Canada inc.,1 Sibiga v. Fido...

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November 23, 2016

We are delighted to report that two of Torys’ top leaders have joined the ranks of Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. Partners Cheryl Reicin and Sylvie Rodrigue will be honoured at a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 24. Cheryl and Sylvie join...

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October 13, 2016

Two new changes to Québec’s Code of Civil Procedure will influence important aspects of how class actions are conducted in the province. Partner and class actions expert Sylvie Rodrigue provides her insight into the changing dynamics of the class actions arena for Les Affaires. Below is an excerpt of the article, translated into English: “In...

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April 4, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Torys’ Montréal office celebrates its third anniversary in April 2016. Led by Partner Sylvie Rodrigue, Torys Montréal has established a full-service litigation practice with particular strength in class action litigation. The Montréal office is seamlessly supported by our national litigation team and benefits from Torys’ wide-ranging expertise. To read...

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April 4, 2016

Torys' Joanna Lozowik, litigation associate in Torys’ Montreal office, is featured in a Droit Inc. article spotlighting her recent move to Torys. Joanna, whose four-year-old practice has focused on a range of litigation matters, describes the move to Torys as a means to develop a greater focus on class action litigation: "It is indeed a...

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