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15 April 2015

2 964 Decisions From the Revue Légale Are Now Available Online Thanks to CAIJ-CanLII Collaboration


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Montreal, April 15th 2015 – The Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ) has acquired 2 964 court decisions compiled in the Revue Légale by way of exclusive License from Wilson & Lafleur, including all decisions published from 1970 to 2012, along with a selection of important decisions published before 1970. These decisions were added to CAIJ’s jurisprudential corpus as well as to the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)’s data bank.

With respect to the content of the Revue Légale, Mr Claude Wilson, Chairman and Managing Director at Éditions Wilson & Lafleur, explains the following: “the Revue Légale is a collection of judgments from the Cour d’Appel, the Cour supérieure, and the Cour du Québec created with the purpose of providing access to unpublished judgments. It is primarily made up of civil law decisions”.

Since 2002, CAIJ has been enriching its database with legislation, by-laws and jurisprudence obtained from CanLII. For the second time in the last few months, CAIJ has collaborated with CanLII in order to increase the jurisprudence content available online. According to Mr Richard Boivin, Managing Director at CAIJ, “this partnership allows CAIJ members and CanLII users to gain online access to a selection of judgments which until now were available only in paper format”. Me Colin Lachance, President and CEO at CanLII, states that his organisation “is grateful for this investment made by CAIJ”.

About CAIJ

CAIJ (Centre d’accès à l’information juridique) is a non-profit organization created in December 2001 with the purpose of facilitating access to legal information for the entire legal profession. CAIJ is an organization related to the Barreau du Québec. It manages a network of 40 libraries located in courthouses across Québec, offers a training and research service, and provides access to more than 1.5 million online resources available on its website (www.caij.qc.ca).CAIJ is the largest supplier of legal information in Québec

About CanLII

CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII’s goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. CanLII’s website provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.

About Éditions Wilson & Lafleur

Éditions Wilson & Lafleur Ltée, a publisher specialized in law, has been publishing law books and other legal publications since 1909. From its bookstore located at 40, rue Notre-Dame Est, in Montréal, Wilson & Lafleur distributes the majority of law books and legal publications from Québec, as well as numerous Canadian and foreign titles. You can order Wilson & Lafleur products from  the company website: http://www.wilsonlafleur.com.


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