Depending on your situation, there are different compensation programs to help you deal with the financial impact of COVID-19. You can read more about these programs below. For all other legal information related to the COVID-19 crisis, read our web guide on the topic. Last update: 2020/04/03 16:24   Your situation Compensation programs available You have lost your job before March 15th, 2020 Employment Insurance (EI) You have lost your... Read more

  Since the outset of the pandemic, governments have introduced many measures to protect public health and provide financial assistance for workers. These measures are not limited to citizens and permanent residents.   Access to healthcare for all   Any person living in Quebec can do a COVID-19 test free of charge and receive treatment free of charge if they test positive for COVID-19. This applies regardless of immigration status. You can... Read more

Many measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some are recommendations while others are mandatory. Failure to respect them can lead to serious consequences! Important: Even if certain measures are recommendations (that is, they are not mandatory) it is important to respect them. Even if there are no legal consequences, there may be an impact on the health of those around you. We’re all in this together!   Isolation is mandatory... Read more

  The COVID-19 pandemic has obliged Quebecers to practice self-isolation and social distancing. These measures are essential to protect public health. However, they can also lead to increased incidents of domestic violence and can leave victims feeling even more isolated. If you're a victim of domestic violence, or you know someone who is, here’s some important information.   Help is still available Call 911 if you fear for your safety or you... Read more

  You’re isolated at home and not receiving your salary? You may qualify for the new Temporary Aid for Workers Program (TAWP COVID-19) put in place by the Quebec government on March 16th. Updated March 23 at 12:36pm - Other programs have been announced recently in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently updating this article to provide more detail about these programs. Meanwhile, you can consult our special guide to learn more... Read more

  COVID-19 is having a major impact on the courts. Here’s what you need to know if you’re involved in any court proceedings.   Criminal cases: should you show up? It depends on which court and why. For example, municipal courts are telling defendants to attend scheduled court dates. If you are represented by a lawyer, they could go in your place. Most criminal cases have been postponed, which will affect everyone involved: defendants, victims... Read more

  Given the measures taken by the Quebec government to fight the spread of the coronavirus, you probably have questions. Your health, travelling, how the situation is evolving. . . Here are a few reliable, up-to-date resources.   General questions To get the latest news, tips on prevention, how to recognize symptoms, and to find out what the federal government is doing, you can visit the Government of Canada’s website.   Questions about... Read more

  Federal, provincial and municipal governments have announced several recommendations to help manage the coronavirus pandemic. After they issue recommendations, they can also take more restrictive measures to slow the progression of the virus. In this case, governments must follow specific legal rules.    Declaring a public health emergency In Quebec, the Public Health Act allows the government to declare a public health emergency for the... Read more

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