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Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 1:19 PM  

Appeal by the Barreau du Québec from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal setting aside a decision granting motions for judicial review of decisions of the Administrative Tribunal of Québec (ATQ). This appeal concerned the statutory right of the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity (Minister) to “be represented” before the social affairs division of the ATQ by a person who was not an advocate. In particular, the Court had to determine whether it was reasonable for the ATQ to conclude that a person...