Current affairs

The cannabis and cryptocurrency businesses under the watchful gaze of the Quebec Lobbyists Commissioner

November 16th, 2018

The Quebec Lobbyists Commissioner announced that he was planning to pay special attention to organizations doing business in the cannabis and cryptocurrency industries in regards to lobbying activities and its regulation.


Can municipalities go this far in their rules prohibiting cannabis use?

October 10th, 2018

The Canadian Press interviews Isabelle Landry, lawyer at BCF, to find out how far a city’s by-laws can go when it comes to cannabis.


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.


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.


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."


BCF's class action team presents its new book

October 5th, 2016

This book was described as an indispensable tool for lawyers who work as in-house counsels

It was written by 7 of BCF's class action team lawyers.


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.