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Quebec court allows consolidation of two files that didn't involve identical issues

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 9:48 AM | By Daniel Urbas

The Quebec Superior Court demonstrated its increased procedural dexterity since the province’s 2014 adoption of a revamped Code of Civil Procedure when it ordered the consolidation of two court files instituted by different litigants in different jurisdictions that raised overlapping but not identical issues.

Association canadienne du vapotage v. Procureure générale du Québec 2017 QCCS 4338 reflects the willingness of the courts in Quebec to give tangible weight to the “guiding principles” set out in articles 17-24. Quebec’s legislature gave those guiding principles pride of place...