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Media Coverage Nov 11, 2021

What Legal Recourse Do Citizens Have When Bothered by Municipal Work?

Our construction litigation partner Simon Pelletier spoke with the team of La Facture’s program, broadcast last Tuesday on ICI Radio-Canada.

For several months, residents of a Montréal housing cooperative were affected by toxic styrene fumes caused by work done by the City on a street next to their building.

During the interview, our partner Simon Pelletier explained the various recourses available to citizens. "If citizens decide to sue the City for neighbourhood annoyances, then the criterion that must be used is the abnormal neighbourhood annoyance. This seems like a very specific situation that the judge will surely use to analyze and eventually qualify this annoyance as abnormal," he says.

 

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