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Supreme Court dismisses Quebec lawyers’ appeal

Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 6:40 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Unionized Quebec government litigators, who unsuccessfully argued that their constitutional right to strike was gutted when they were nevertheless ordered to show up to represent their employer in court, have lost their appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Justice Clément GasconJustice Clément Gascon, ruling from the bench April 20 after nine judges heard the appeal in Pierre-Michel Lajeunesse, et al. v., said his colleagues unanimously held that the appeal was moot.

On that point, the judges accepted the submission of amicus curiae Sébastien Grammond, a...