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May 2017

PFD is growing!

We are very pleased to announce that Mtre Samuel Bergeron has joined the PFD team. Mtre Bergeron will practice within the PFD Construction team at our Boisbriand office.

May 2017

27th edition of the annual golf tournament of the Fondation Marc Chouinard

It is with great pleasure that Me Étienne Ruel agreed to be the honorary chairman of the 27th edition of the annual golf tournament of the Fondation Marc Chouinard, which will be held on June 15 at Club de golf Le Portage to raise funds to promote the interests of people living with head and brain injuries.

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PFD | Labour

Bilingual language requirements for employment opportunities

You are an employer with an establishment in Quebec and you wish to hire someone for a position. Would it be permissible that you require from a prospective candidate, that he or she has specific knowledge of the English language? This is the central question that the Court of Appeal was faced with in Gatineau (Ville de) v. Syndicat des cols blancs de Gatineau Inc., 2016 QCCA 1596.

PFD | Family

How a spouse's bankruptcy impacts the division of family patrimony

On March 6, 2017, the Court of Appeal of Québec assessed the impacts of a spouse's bankruptcy on the division of family patrimony in Syndic de R.T. (2017 QCCA 362). More specifically, the Court examined whether a debt stemming from a division of family patrimony arising from a judgment of divorce constitutes a provable debt within the meaning of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.