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Special research guides

Mon CAIJ houses special research guides on topics of interest to the legal community. These files contain recent and relevant legal sources on a topical subject, compiled by CAIJ researchers to facilitate your day-to-day work.

Notarial practice essentials

This Special Research Guide 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 Research Guide 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 guide was produced in collaboration with Mtre Geneviève Richard, a lawyer specializing in Aboriginal law.

Domestic and sexual violence

This Special Research Guide was developed in collaboration with REBÂTIR. Administered by the Centre communautaire juridique de la Rive-Sud, the REBÂTIR project was put in place on 27 September 2021 following the « Rebâtir la confiance » expert report on the accompaniment of victims of domestic and sexual violence. REBÂTIR offers 4 hours of legal advice, free of charge, by event, and is entirely confidential. It is made up of a team of 12 legal aid lawyers who are available from Monday to Friday, from 8h30-16h30. Victims may also leave a message outside of business hours.

The Special Research Guide contains legislation, jurisprudence and legal commentary pertaining to various areas of law impacted by domestic and sexual violence. You will notably find information in the areas of family law, youth protection law, criminal law, civil law, housing law, labour law, and immigration law, as well as regarding the compensation of victims.

Immigration law

This Special Research Guide 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 Research Guide was created in collaboration with the Association québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l’immigration (AQAADI).

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Protection of personal information

This Special Research Guide provides information on the protection of personal information in Quebec. You will find resources pertaining to the key amendments introduced by An Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions as Regards the Protection of Personal Information, formally known as Bill n° 64. The content is centred around different topics and subtopics that reflect the main requirements regarding the protection of personal information introduced by the Act.

Like our other Special Research Guides, this guide notably contains pertinent legislation, jurisprudence, as well as legal commentary.

We thank the Young Bar of Montreal’s Information Technology Committee (ITC) for their collaboration and active participation in the development and updating of the present guide.

Protection of persons

On November 1, 2022, the Act to amend the Civil Code, the Code of Civil Procedure, the Public Curator Act and various provisions as regards the protection of persons (2020 ch. 11) came into effect.

The CAIJ, in partnership with the Curateur public du Québec, is pleased to present this special file which brings together relevant documentation on these amendments and, more generally, on the protection of persons to support your practice.


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

Code of civil procedure

Régie du logement

Cannabis legalization


Archived legislation : COVID-19

Artificial intelligence

Archived legal materials : artificial intelligence