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Useful tips

  1. May 10 2017

    If you have experienced the flooding affecting so many regions of Québec, you may qualify for financial assistance and relief services.

  2. May 1 2017

    Since May 1, the Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies makes it possible for anyone to safely disclose wrongdoing involving a public body to the Québec Ombudsman.

  3. April 19 2017

    The possibility of having a judgment translated from French to English, and vice-versa, is a right enshrined in legislation.

  4. April 5 2017

    Starting at age 14, young people can consent to medically required care on their own.

  5. March 22 2017

    You can consent to or refuse care at any time.

  6. March 8 2017

    The Québec Ombudsman may handle complaints concerning the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), which is entrusted with enforcing the Highway Safety Code. However, it cannot help you if you want to contest a statement of offence, hence the importance of being aware of all of the Code’s nuances.

  7. February 22 2017

    A recent law gives additional protection for tenants aged 70 and over under certain conditions.

  8. February 8 2017

    In Québec, there is no minimum age for having a job. Note, however, that the law gives precedence to school until the young person reaches the required age or graduates.

  9. January 25 2017

    Generally, to be entitled to health services covered by the public plan, you have to present your health insurance card.

  10. January 11 2017

    Mental health touches on numerous aspects of people’s lives and of society. A great many professionals are involved and can give you the help you need. Here's an article designed to make things clearer.