What does SOQUIJ stand for?
québécoise d’information juridique
A partner of the Ministère de la Justice du Québec, the Société québécoise d’information juridique (SOQUIJ) publishes decisions from the judicial and administrative tribunals on its website citoyens.soquij.qc.ca .
What is SOQUIJ in Quebec?
SOQUIJ publishes decisions from the judicial and administrative tribunals of Québec. Its high value-added products are marketed in user-friendly electronic formats (online case law databases, e-newletters, RSS feed, etc.) to the legal, business and labour communities.
What is the role of the Court of Quebec?
The 308 Court of Quebec judges hear and decide cases involving civil, administrative and appellate, criminal and penal, and youth matters. Some judges hear cases involving only one of these matters, while others—particularly in the regions—hear cases in more than one division or area.
How do I find court records in Quebec?
With Les Plumitifs, use your own computer for direct online access to civil, criminal and penal judicial records from Quebec courthouses and municipal courts. The service, which is updated daily, lets you search for criminal records, disputes, or prosecutions involving an individual or a business.
Are criminal charges public record in Canada?
Accessing Your Own Criminal Record You have the right to access your own criminal record. You can request a copy from the RCMP or your local police under the Privacy Act of Canada. Criminal record checks are completed by municipal police and local RCMP detachments.
How do I sue someone in Quebec?
If your claim is just over $15,000, you can lower it to $15,000 to file a complaint with the small claims court. To claim an amount higher than $15,000, you must take your case to the Civil Division of the Court of Québec.
Are court records public in Quebec?
SOQUIJ adds to the Quebec legal information it makes available to the general public on a daily basis. Access is provided free of charge to citizens, organizations, and businesses.
What is the jurisdiction of the Québec court?
The Quebec Court of Appeal is the general court of appeal for Quebec. Its jurisdiction is very broad as the Court may hear appeals from judgments in all matters from which an appeal lies throughout Quebec, unless the appeal is expressly assigned to the jurisdiction of another court.
What is the monetary jurisdiction of the Québec court?
The Court of Appeal looked first and foremost at the historical monetary jurisdiction of the Court of Québec and concluded that the province should limit this jurisdiction to civil cases in which the value is, at most, between $55,000 and $70,000.
Are court cases public records in Canada?
At the Court Registry. As a general rule, all court documents are a matter of public record unless a legislative provision or court order restricts public access.
What is considered a criminal record in Canada?
A criminal record is documentation of someone’s contact or involvement with the criminal justice system, starting with the police. It includes any crimes they have been charged with or convicted of since age 12.