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Quebec’s Charter of the French Language: Where We Are Now and What to Look Out for in the Coming Months

Quebec’s Charter of the French Language: Where We Are Now and What to Look Out for in the Coming Months
May 11, 2023 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please note that this webinar will take place in English only.

Join Blakes lawyers for a discussion on the impacts of the adoption of Bill 96 and new obligations coming into effect for employers in Quebec. Our speakers will review the main amendments to Quebec’s Charter of the French Language and examine the significant changes employers have made to their practices and policies, as well as the strategies they have put in place in this regard over the past year.

Our speakers will also discuss key amendments to the Charter that apply to commercial contracts and the significant changes that businesses operating in Quebec must make to their commercial practices.

Speakers:

  • Catherine Gagné, Associate, Montréal
  • Francis Laperrière Racine, Associate, Montréal
  • Jenny Ross, Partner, Montréal

When
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Webinar:
12 – 1 p.m. (ET)

Mandatory Continuing Education

Quebec
Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

Ontario
This program is eligible for up to 1 hour of Substantive content.

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for up to 1 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.