COVID-19: The Legal Consequences of the Crisis

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Montreal, March 31st, 2020 — Éducaloi, the authority in clear legal communication, has been hard at work – remotely of course – since the start of the self-isolation.  Our team of plain language specialists have created a comprehensive web guide that is updated daily. Our guide covers all legal aspects of the current crisis:

  • Access to government compensation programs
  • Rights and obligations of workers and employers
  • Homeowners and tenants
  • Family and children
  • The legal system and the courts
  • Education
  • Immigration
  • Taxes
  • Travel
  • Consumer issues

In addition to our guide, we have published articles dealing with specific issues created by this crisis:

We are closely following the evolution of the crisis. More content will be published in the coming days, such as: work accidents while working remotely, the consequences of not respecting public health directives, immigration, etc.

REMINDER— FREE LEGAL CLINIC BY PHONE

Éducaloi is proud to support, with its reliable legal content, the COVID-19 Legal Clinic, which offers free legal advice. The Legal Clinic was opened on March 20 by Sonia Lebel, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Quebec, and Me Paul-Matthieu Grondin, the Batonnier of the Barreau du Québec. The Legal Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

You can reach the COVID-19 Legal Clinic at one of the following numbers: 

  • 1 866 699-9729 (toll-free) 
  • 514 789-2755 (Montreal) 
  • 418 838-6415 (Quebec) 
  • 819 303-4080 (Gatineau) 

About Éducaloi

Éducaloi is a registered charity founded in 2000. It is a leader in the movement to improve access to justice in Québec. Its mission is to explain the law to Quebecers in everyday language. Éducaloi has three areas of focus: legal information, legal education and helping organizations explain the law in accessible language. Its team of experts creates reliable, accessible legal information and education resources. It makes citizens aware of the legal aspects of everyday situations and how to exercise their rights. Éducaloi is a leader in plain language legal communication.

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NOTE: Éducaloi’s team of plain language legal specialists is available for interviews.

SOURCE: ÉDUCALOI

INFORMATION FOR THE MEDIA:

Katia Bouchard, Advisor, communications and philanthropy

C.: 514 912-1838

katia.bouchard@educaloi.qc.ca