Snow, sleet, freezing rain... There’s no end to what falls from the winter sky! Don’t let the weather make you lose sight of your responsibilities when it comes to snow clearing.   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... Read more

In the eyes of the law, you become an adult at 18 in Quebec. But did you know children and teens get some rights before then? Éducaloi has a handy tool called "Are you old enough?" It shows legal rights at various ages. To mark Universal Children’s Day on November 20, here are some interesting facts about the rights of youth.   Working In Quebec, there's no minimum age to have a job. But there are rules to protect children: Until the end of... Read more

Who owns the moon? The question is in the news! The United States government just gave permission to a company called Moon Express to land on the moon. The company wants to perfect its spacecraft and explore the resources of this part of the solar system. The astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first to step on the moon on July 20, 1969 at 10:56 p.m. (Eastern Time). He might have planted the American flag on the surface, but the moon doesn't... Read more

Special rules apply when children under 18 travel in Canada or to another country. Some rules depend on whether the child is travelling alone or with an adult. Canada, foreign countries and transport companies all have their own rules. Find out what they are for a vacation without worry.   1 – Travel to another country: Children need a passport. The Canadian government recommends that all children under 18 have a valid passport when travelling... Read more

It’s tax time again! Learn some of the rules before it’s too late, especially if it's the first time you are filing income tax returns. Income tax returns are forms you fill out and send to the Quebec and federal governments. In the forms, you state the money you earned in the year and give other financial information. Who has to file tax returns? Are the Quebec and federal rules the same? What is the deadline? What happens if you’re late or... Read more

When you’re going through a divorce or separation, you might not know where to get help or advice from a legal professional at little or no cost. Éducaloi has put together a list of some of the main resources available in Quebec.   General Information on Divorce and Separation Procedure If you’re looking for general information on how to get a divorce or separation, the following resources can help: The government website Services Québec has... Read more

Most apartment or housing leases in Quebec end on June 30 of each year. Did you already get a letter from your landlord asking if you want to renew your lease? What should you do after you get the letter? What are your rights? What can you do if your landlord wants to take back (repossess) the apartment or evict you? What should you do if you want to leave your apartment at the end of the lease?   Rent Increase When You Renew Your Lease Your... Read more

  Small claims, divorce, problems with neighbours . . . Quebec’s legal system is changing in important ways. The changes will affect citizens who turn to the courts to solve legal disputes. At the heart of the changes is the new Code of Civil Procedure that came into effect on January 1, 2016.   What Is Civil Procedure? Civil procedure is a set of rules that people must follow when they take a civil case to court. These are some examples: the... Read more