Since the COVID-19 crisis began, some seniors living in residential and long-term care centers (CHSLDs) have suffered mistreatment, neglect, or abuse. Many family members have felt isolated from their loved ones. Did you know that the law allows family members to install a video camera in their loved one’s room? There are certain rules that must be respected though. The CHSLD must inform residents or family members about the rules and provide... Read more

  COVID-19 has created a variety of housing problems. Some people are having trouble paying their rent. Others can’t move into their new homes. New measures might offer help.   Tenants  – you can receive an interest-free loan If COVID-19 has made it difficult to pay your rent, you can receive a $1,500 interest-free loan to help pay your May and June rent. You must apply to the Société d’habitation du Québec (Quebec housing agency) by July 15th... Read more

  Many people will be asked to return to work soon. This might make people nervous because COVID-19 is still present. Can you legally refuse to return to work?   Your employer has asked you to return to work – must you say yes? Normally, in order to keep your job, you must go back to work. If you were laid off temporarily, you still have an employment relationship with your employer and your employer can ask you to return to work. For example... Read more

Many tickets have been given since Quebec was forced into isolation and social distancing was imposed. Some of these tickets can cost as much as $1,500 with fees. Here’s what you can do if you were ticketed.   The usual delays are suspended Normally, you have 30 days to pay or contest a ticket, starting from the day you receive it. However, this delay has been put on hold during the current crisis. As a result, we do not know how long you... Read more

  Many businesses have lost significant amounts of money due to COVID-19. The Quebec government is asking all Quebecers to shop locally. But, how can you be sure that the product you’re buying is really from Quebec?   Food: Understanding “Designations of Origin” You have likely seen labels at the supermarket that say, “Product of Quebec” and “Prepared in Quebec”. These are called designations of origin. There are conditions for these... Read more

  Canada recently suffered its worst mass shooting in history as 22 people were killed in Nova Scotia. In response, the Canadian government accelerated a campaign promise and banned assault-style firearms.     More than 1,500 models of firearms targeted   The Canadian government has adopted a new regulation concerning assault-style firearms. As of May 1st, it is now illegal to buy, sell, transport, import or export these types of firearms.  ... Read more

  Your cellphone is full of useful information. It can reveal where you are located through a process called “geolocation”. Can the government access this information to help control the pandemic?   Geolocating people infected by the virus The Director of Public Health can order people infected with COVID-19 to self-isolate. If someone refuses to do so, the police can find and arrest them. Police have many methods of locating people. In April... Read more

  Depending on your situation, there are different compensation programs to help you deal with the financial impact of COVID-19. You can read more about these programs below. For all other legal information related to the COVID-19 crisis, read our web guide on the topic. Last update: 2020/05/22 15:57   Your situation Compensation programs available You have lost your job Employment Insurance (EI) Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)... Read more