Your Top 5 Articles of 2023

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As the year comes to an end, we look back at the articles that caught your attention the most. Here are your top 5 picks for 2023.

5 – Canadian News Now Banned from Some Social Media Channels

Your Facebook or Instagram feed may look a little different this holiday season than last year.

Earlier this year, major social media companies banned the posting and sharing of news on their platforms. This measure came as a response to a bill passed by the Canadian government. For the full context, check out our article on the topic.

4 – Rental Housing: Landlords Cannot Require Security Deposits

Security deposits are illegal in Québec unless the tenant volunteers to give one. However, a landlord can ask for the first month’s rent to be paid in advance.

3 – Noisy Neighbours: What Does the Law Say?

Some of you may have had to deal with noisy neighbours this year. What does the law say about that? In Québec, you must tolerate the “normal annoyances” that come along with living with neighbours, noise being one of them.

However, you are not expected to tolerate noises that are unreasonable, due to their frequency or timing, for example.

2 – Campfires: Banned in Many Areas of Québec

This summer, Québec experienced a record number of wildfires. As a response, the province banned open-air fires in high-risk areas.

1 – Why a “Life Sentence” Doesn’t Necessarily Mean for Life

Your top article of 2023 was on life sentences. In this article, we explain that a person sentenced to life in prison may not actually spend the rest of their days in jail.