Special Files

To simplify your work and satisfy your intellectual curiosity, CAIJ researchers integrate recent and relevant legal sources on a current topic into a single web page.

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Notarial Practice Essentials

This Special File aims to familiarize members of the Chambre des notaires du Québec with CAIJ’s services and research tools.

It provides information on the specialized services CAIJ has to offer, access to models and forms relevant to the notarial practice, as well as a selection of research tools and secondary sources related to different areas of law.

Aboriginal law

This special file brings together relevant legal information affecting Aboriginal peoples in Canada in the areas of legislation, case law and doctrine (including treaties). In particular, you will find information on governance, constitutional law, justice and public security, family and youth, as well as a legislative watch on federal and Quebec laws concerning this topic. A complete section is also devoted to the Indian Act.

This file was produced in collaboration with Mtre Geneviève Richard, a lawyer specializing in Aboriginal law.

Immigration Law

This special file will be progressively enriched with legislative, jurisprudential and doctrinal sources on immigration and refugee protection.

The information is organized in different sub-categories concerning the ways to immigrate on a temporary or permanent basis such as studying, working, being sponsored or seeking asylum.

You will also find legal resources on detention, habeas corpus, judicial review, citizenship and international conventions.

This special file was created in collaboration with the Association québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l'immigration (AQAADI).

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Bill n° 64: An Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions as Regards the Protection of Personal Information

This special file provides information on Bill n° 64, An Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions as Regards the Protection of Personal Information.

You will find resources pertaining to the key amendments proposed at the National Assembly, legal articles published by our partners as well as case law regarding the two existing Quebec privacy laws : the Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector and the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information.

This special file was developed in collaboration with the Young Bar of Montreal.

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse

This special file brings together legislative, jurisprudential, and doctrinal sources on rights and freedoms, sorted according to the jurisdiction of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ).

You will find information on the general principles of rights and freedoms, their application in different contexts, the protection of elderly and handicapped persons, youth protection, young offenders as well as the proceedings and procedures before the CDPDJ and the Human Rights Tribunal (TDP).

This file was produced in collaboration with Mtre Michèle Turenne, a lawyer specializing in human rights and freedoms and currently legal counsel to the Presidency of the CDPDJ.

Régie du logement

Find all the Régie du logement’s decisions since 2009, as well as links to any case law, secondary sources or legislation available in the CAIJ collection on residential leasing.

Code of Civil Procedure

Find all the documentation available at CAIJ on the new Code of Civil Procedure, in order to quickly access relevant legal information essential for its application.

Cannabis legalization

Find drug-related provincial, federal and international government documents, as well as a selection of topical secondary sources in the legal fields impacted by the new legislation.

Artificial intelLigence

Have a better understanding of the impact of artificial intelligence on law and have special access to a technology watch by field.

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