Canada’s food guide came out early this year. But it’s still not easy to know exactly what we’re putting on our plates. Nutritional value, organic, product origin . . . do you know what’s true and what isn’t?   A merchant can sell foods that have passed their “best before” dates. True. The “best before” date is given for information purposes only. It’s illegal to sell food that’s gone bad, for example, rotten meat. It’s also illegal for the... Read more

Road conditions are usually more dangerous in winter. That’s why drivers must follow special rules or risk hefty fines.   Remove snow from your whole car. Before taking to the road, you must clear the snow from your car. All windows must allow good visibility, or you risk a fine of up to $200. The police can even make you remove the snow from the windows. You must also clear any snow or ice that can fall off your car and endanger other road... Read more

For many, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pop the question: Will you marry me? And for others, it’s the time when they say yes. But what happens if they change their minds?    Engagement and the law  Accepting a marriage proposal indicates an intention to marry. But an engagement doesn’t change the civil status of the future spouses. There are no laws on marriage proposals as there are for getting married. So, people who accept a... Read more

You want to take a case to small claims court? Or maybe you’re being sued in this court? In addition to our Web guide, here are other helpful resources.   Sued or being sued? Do you want to claim $15,000 or less from someone? This pamphlet will help you with each step in the process. It even tells you how to settle out of court. Also, watch our video on mediation. Is someone claiming $15,000 or less from you? This pamphlet explains how to... Read more

A class action is a court case started by one person on behalf of everyone who has the same problem. There are lots of class actions on many different issues. Some make the news, others not. You might be interested in these.   Authorized class actions    You need a judge’s permission to start a class action. Here are some recently authorized class actions: Taxis against the government   On October 18, 2019, a class action was authorized on... Read more

Each new year is an opportunity to look back on the past. Each day brings new experiences, new questions about your rights, and you look to Éducaloi for the answers. Housing, family, health . . . here are the most consulted articles in 2018.                    

Ah . . . a lovely blanket of white! Now who has to shovel it? Who clears the stairs? Who’s responsible if someone falls and gets hurt?   Owners, clear your doorways and stairs. Make sure your property is safe for visitors. It’s your responsibility to clear the snow and, if necessary, spread sand or salt as soon as possible after a storm. This prevents accidents and lawsuits. Someone who gets hurt falling on an icy staircase can take you to... Read more

Starting June 1, 2019, new rules will apply to drone pilots. They’ll need a pilot certificate and will have to register their drones   Mandatory Certificate Drone pilots will need a certificate to operate a drone weighing 250 g to 25 kg. There are two kinds of certificates depending on how you use the drone: Basic operations certificate If you’re 14 or older, you can get this certificate by passing an online test and paying the required fee.... Read more