A Major Victory for BCF Client Héritage Terrebonne

June 10th, 2015

Represented by Simon Pelletier and Odette Nadon, the real estate developer wins its case against the MTQ.

BCF partner and lawyer Simon Pelletier won a major case involving his client, property developer Héritage Terrebonne, against the Ministère des Transports du Québec and the Ministère de l’Environnement. As a result of the decision handed down by Superior Court Justice Marie-Claude Lalande, the MTQ will have to partially tear down recently-constructed overpass in Terrebonne, because it caused significant damage to the client's land. As the judge stated, [translation:] "The work had a disastrous effect on drainage". Mr. Pelletier argued the case with the assistance of another BCF lawyer, Odette Nadon. Frédéric Côté and Louis Therrien-Lapointe also contributed to the successful outcome.

The victory was highly publicized on June 9, 2015 and Simon Pelletier appeared on several important forums to explain the key issues involved in the litigation. Among the more significant media coverage, click on:

  • This radio interview with Paul Arcand on the 98.5FM morning show Puisqu’il faut se lever.

  • This article in the Journal de Montréal, on page 9 of the newspaper.

The case was also featured on:

  • TVA's Salut Bonjour!
  • LCN's Mario Dumont
  • ICI Radio-Canada Première
  • CBC News Montreal
  • 91.9 FM's Tête de Proulx
  • Le Trait d'Union
  • La Revue

A Major Project

The MTQ has six months to tear down the overpass, following the judgment rendered June 4, 2015. The land belonging to Héritage Terrebonne borders Highway 640 and covers 220 hectares. The developer is planning to build 6,000 residential units less than a kilometre from the Terrebonne suburban train station.