Quebec City, April 27, 2020 – Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec Sonia LeBel announced a new temporary measure to allow for remote meetings and sessions to be held where laws or regulations would normally prohibit it.
This measure concerns:
- corporations whose by-laws prohibit participation in meetings through technological means;
- non-profit legal persons established pursuant to Part III of the Companies Act whose constitution or by-laws prohibit participation in meetings through technological means;
- cooperatives for their annual meeting or if their by-laws prohibit participation in special meetings through technological means;
- partnerships whose contract prohibits participation in meetings through technological means;
- the council of commissioners of a school board and the governing board of an elementary or high school;
- professional orders and syndicates of co-owners.
This new measure will ensure that meetings held remotely through technological means are considered valid in the above-mentioned instances. This measure will remain in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
“The measure I am announcing today will help ensure the proper functioning of all organizations that are normally required to hold in-person meetings. It will prevent procedural defects from being raised as a result of meetings being held remotely during the public health emergency. This is another step by our government to make Quebecers’ lives easier during the crisis.”
Sonia LeBel, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec
For more information on the measures taken by the Ministère de la Justice in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.justice.gouv.qc.ca/en/coronavirus.
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