International Conference on Plain Legal Language   Éducaloi is proud to host the next Clarity conference in Montreal from 25-27 October 2018. The theme for Clarity 2018 is Plain Language in Modern Times. Plain legal language means communicating the law in language that is easy to understand. In all its website articles, Éducaloi explains the law in simple language accessible to everyone. Plain legal language is promoted internationally by... Read more

What is “consent” to treatment? What if you can’t decide for yourself? Can you express your wishes in advance? Our practical new guide explains the ins and outs of medical decisions.

Workshops, teaching guides, toolkits … our educational resources for high school and adult education teachers make it easy to bring legal topics into the classroom. No special knowledge of the law is required! These free tools help teenagers and adults learn about the law and become more informed and engaged citizens. The legal themes touch on everything from bullying and privacy rights to driving, consumer rights and financial literacy. For... Read more

Harvey in Texas, Irma in the Caribbean... The news in recent weeks might have you wondering whether you should cancel your trip. You have options.   Speak to your travel agent or airline. Hurricane policy, goodwill policy, hurricane insurance . . . Some airlines and travel agencies define what you can do in case of a natural disaster. Policies differ from one agency or company to another. For example, they might let you travel at a later date... Read more

Randy Tshilumba’s trial starts on September 5. He is accused of murdering Clémence Beaulieu-Patry in 2016. What is the jury’s role in a criminal case? On August 28, over 300 people were called to Montreal’s courthouse. 12 of them were selected to form the jury for the trial. In some criminal cases, the jury must decide whether the accused is guilty. So, jury members have an important role and must follow specific rules: *Note that sub-titles... Read more

The federal government is thinking about reducing the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers. The present limit is .08—that’s 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. The government is looking at reducing it to .05.  Here’s what the law says now about drinking, drugs and driving:  The Crimes Arrest and Tests Consequences Driver’s Licence 

New measures in 2016 and 2017 have given trans persons more legal protection. “Gender identity or expression” is now recognized in many laws. Good to know: “Trans” is an umbrella term that includes all gender identities that are not cisnormative, that is, that do not match the gender assigned at birth. “Trans” can refer to trans women and trans men, and to transsexual, transgender, transvestite, two-spirit, genderqueer and non-binary persons,... Read more

There are a lot of public holidays during the year, including June 24 and July 1. Legal rules vary depending on the holiday. Those rules include what happens when the day falls on a Saturday, like this year. The rules explained here apply to employees covered by the Act respecting labour standards.  Read our article Workplace Protections in Quebec to see if you fall into this category.   A paid day off  A public holiday – sometimes called a... Read more