Class Actions in Québec: Authorization

Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. v. Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique, 2019 SCC 53 (38297)

The Chief Justice — “A majority of the Court finds that the Court of Appeal judge did not err in exercising her discretion, and the appeal is therefore dismissed with costs. Justices Moldaver, Brown and Rowe would have allowed the appeal on the basis that the Court of Appeal judge should have granted leave to appeal on the question of law raised by the appellants. They would have remanded the case to the Court of Appeal for a decision on the merits. Justice Côté would have allowed the appeal with costs.”