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Press Releases 2008

Montreal, December 30, 2008.  - As of January 1, 2009, a fourth increase in three years of legal aid eligibility thresholds will come into effect. As a consequence, a family comprised of a two spouses with two children and an annual family income of $29,283, will now be eligible for lega more
Montréal, November 7, 2008. - On November 6, 2008 in Longueuil, Mtre Denis Roy, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques proudly handed out the 2008 Robert-Sauvé Awards. The recipient of the General Public award was Sister Marie-Claire Bazinet, founder of the Centre de la famil more
Montréal, le 30 septembre 2008 - Le président de la Commission des services juridiques,Me Denis Roy, rappelle à la population qu’un client de l’aide juridique ne doit jamais verser d’honoraires supplémentaires à l’avocat qui le représente, et ce, tout au long de son mandat. more
Montréal, le 18 septembre 2008 - Le président de la Commission des services juridiques, Me Denis Roy, tient à clarifier la situation relativement au statut des avocats de la défense dans le cadre du mégaprocès qui se déroule présentement à Québec et qui implique six résidants more
Information campaign on the legal reality of being in a de facto union

Montreal, May 22, 2008. – Me Denis Roy, chairman of the Commission des services juridiques (CSJ), launched an information campaign entitled Your de facto union, a wise choice? aimed at raising the awa
Montreal, May 8, 2008.- Purchasing a used vehicle can be a wise move, but there can be plenty of unfortunate consequences if the buyer neglects to make certain checks. That's why CAA-Quebec, the Commission des services juridiques du Québec and the Register of Personal and Movable Real Rights (RDPRM) are partnering to make consumers aware that a well-planned approach is not only useful - it's a must. 

Roadworthy, but… Anyone thinking of purchasing a used vehicle must be aware that repairs may have been made to it, either due to normal wear and tear or because it was damaged in an accident. Always ask the seller to see the invoices for repairs done recently; this will give you an idea of what to expect in terms of maintenance costs, along with a general idea of the vehicle's condition. 

« There are all kinds of things to be checked pretty much simultaneously, but in terms of the mechanics, if you're still interested in buying after taking the vehicle out for a test drive, it's essential that you have it inspected by a reliable mechanic or at any of CAA-Quebec's (www.caaquebec.com) technical inspection centres, » emphasizes Sophie Gagnon, CAA-Quebec's Senior Director, Public and Government Relations. 

Odometer tampering - The number of kilometres a used vehicle has travelled, of course, is one of the key factors in setting the sale price. Some buyers, unfortunately, discover that the odometer on the vehicle they've bought has been tampered with and they've paid far too much - but by that time, it's too late. One way to avoid this situation is to get a clear picture of the odometer readings by looking into the vehicle's chain of ownership; that is, the information on its former owners. That information can be obtained, for example, by consulting the record of the vehicle available on Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) website at www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca.

 A practical checklist - Before buying a used vehicle, you need to investigate its past - including whether it is still under warranty. You should also find out as much as you can about the seller. The checklist developed by the Commission des services juridiques, which has been available for a year at www.csj.qc.ca and in legal aid offices throughout Quebec, is an invaluable tool to help with this process. 

« With our free checklist in hand, buyers can quickly become aware of the key aspects to verify, to ensure their rights are respected and to avoid legal troubles, » explains Gilles Daoust, the Commission's director of litigation and research. 

Trouble-free history? Consulting the Register of Personal and Movable Real Rights, known by its French initials RDPRM (Registre des droits personnels et réels mobiliers), is another vital step, which will determine whether there are any outstanding rights on the vehicle you are thinking of buying.

 'Basically, the RDPRM allows the buyer to ascertain that the vehicle is free of debt and therefore can't be seized by a creditor of a previous owner,' notes Charles Dorion, Communications Manager with the Ministère de la Justice du Québec's Direction des registres et de la certification (www.rdprm.gouv.qc.ca). 'You should definitely avail yourself of this protection - unless you want to inherit somebody else's debt.' 

The Commission des services juridiques, created in 1972, ensures that legal aid services are provided to eligible individuals who apply for them. The RDPRM, created in 1994 under the Civil Code and administered by the Ministère de la Justice, is a public register in which rights on road vehicles, among other movable property, are recorded. CAA-Quebec, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1904, provides automotive, travel, residential and financial services, benefits and privileges to its 935,000 members. 



Montreal Roxanne Héroux 
514 861-7111, ext. 3210  

Philippe St-Pierre
418 624-2424, ext. 2418 

Commission des services juridiques 
Marie-Noëlle Trottier 
514 873-3562 

RDPRM (Ministère de la Justice) 
Charles Dorion 
514 864-2413
Montréal, 25 mars 2008. - Me Denis Roy, président de la Commission des services juridiques du Québec, annonce le début de la période de mise en candidature pour le prix Robert-Sauvé 2008.

Le prix Robert-Sauvé vise à souligner la contribution exceptionnelle de deux individus
Montreal, January 3, 2008. - A family composed of two spouses and two children, whose annual family income is $28,000, is eligible for legal aid under the contributory scheme. Indeed, since January 1, 2008, a greater number of individuals have access to justice thanks to the increase in the e more
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