Current affairs

Municipal By-Laws in the Airbnb Era

August 9th, 2018

Depending on the sectors concerned, as well as supply and demand, it could be financially attractive for developers to allow tenants and/or private unit owners to rent out their space on a short-term basis. It is important to note that since short-term rentals are considered commercial use, municipal taxation will be affected by the fact that the institutions holding a classification certificate will no longer be considered residential and will be taxed accordingly.


What we should retain from the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada

May 10th, 2018

Three important findings stand out in recent judgments of the country's highest court. Be aware of these key elements when you're appealing from a decision in administrative law.


Increased power of local municipalities to impose direct taxes

December 6th, 2017

By adopting this Autonomy Act, the National Assembly has granted local municipalities governed by the Cities and Towns Act or the Municipal Code of Québec authorization to impose any municipal tax in its territory, provided it is a direct tax.


Lobbying: From theory to practice

January 27th, 2017

Gaining a better understanding of the Act and the activities it governs

Our lawyers, Isabelle Landry and Émilie Nadeau, presented this information session along with the team from Hill+Knowlton Strategies last December.


A new online training is now available

November 22nd, 2016

8 training sessions are available on BCF.TV

Lawyer Isabelle Landry presents "Les acteurs de l’aménagement du territoire et leur rôle."


Understanding the short prescription period that applies in municipal matters

May 18th, 2016

More complex then it appears.

When the time comes to institute legal proceedings against a municipality, the short prescription period that applies in such matters is often forgotten or misunderstood.