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The Court of Québec (French: Cour du Québec) is a court of first instance that has jurisdiction over civil matters, criminal and penal matters as well as over youth matters in the Province of Québec, Canada. The Court sits in administrative matters as well, and in appeal, on cases provided for by the law.

Court of Québec
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EstablishedAugust 31, 1988
Chief Judge
CurrentlyLucie Rondeau
SinceOctober 26, 2016



The Court of Québec owes its origins to the Québec Act of 1774, which re-established French law in civil matters and confirmed English law in criminal matters for the Province of Québec. At that time, the judicial system consisted of the Court of Common Pleas, circuit courts, a Court of Appeal and the Court of King's Bench, for criminal cases. (For a historical review of the administration of justice in Québec before 1774, see the website of the Ministry of Justice)

Over the centuries, the Québec courts underwent many changes to their organizational structure as well as to the scope of their jurisdiction. The Magistrate's Court, created in 1869, was renamed the Provincial Court in 1962. The Court of Sessions of the Peace was established in 1908. The first court for children in Québec was created in 1910. It then became the Juvenile Court in 1932 and the Social Welfare Court in 1950. It was later replaced by the Youth Court in 1977. In 1969, the Labour Court was created, with judges from the Provincial Court.[4] In 1973, the Expropriation Tribunal was formed and some of its members were judges of the Provincial Court. The Professions Tribunal was established in 1973.

The Court of Québec was established in 1988, upon the unification of the Provincial Court – whose jurisdiction was mainly civil, the Court of Sessions of the Peace – responsible for criminal cases; and the Youth Court – which had the responsibility of hearing all cases involving minors.

In 1988, the Court consisted of two regional sections: one in Montréal and the other in Québec City. Each one had a Civil Division, a Criminal and Penal Division as well as a Youth Division. At that time, the Court also had an Expropriation Division.

At the outset, the Court was managed by a Chief Judge, who was assisted in each of the regional sections by a Senior Associate Chief Judge, who in turn benefited from the assistance of Associate Chief Judges (three in Québec City and four in Montréal). Nineteen Coordinating Judges, residing in the towns designated as administrative centers of the main judicial districts of Québec, completed this management team.[5][6]

In 1995, at the request of the Court, the legislature simplified its organization. The regional sections were abolished and the responsibilities of the Senior Associate Chief Judge and the Associate Chief Judges were redefined. To coordinate the Court's activities throughout its territory, ten Coordinating Judges were appointed. In some regions, the Coordinating Judge was assisted by one or more Associate Coordinating Judges responsible for the coordination of one of the divisions.

In 1998, upon the creation of the Administrative Tribunal of Québec, the Expropriation Division of the Court of Québec was abolished. Then in 2002, the Labour Court was replaced by the Québec Labour Relations Board (Commission des relations du travail). From then on, only penal matters of original jurisdiction, arising from offences under the Labour Code, came under the jurisdiction of the Court of Québec's Criminal and Penal Division, and only the judges appointed by the Chief Judge had authority to rule upon these matters.[7]

In 2005, as a result of decisions made by higher courts about the status of a "judge with limited jurisdiction," the Courts of Justice Act was amended to allow the appointment of Justices of the Peace. In addition to the six Justices of the Peace already in office since June 30, 2004, 27 new Justices were appointed in 2005.[8]

In 2012, the Courts of Justice Act was amended to increase the number of judges at the Court of Québec from 270 to 290, to add four Associate Coordinating Judge positions, and to create a new position of Justice responsible for Presiding Justices of the Peace. In 2012 and 2015, six presiding justices of the peace positions were added, bringing their number to 39.[9][10][11]

In 2013, the Court of Québec celebrated its 25th anniversary. This event was highlighted in numerous magazines and newspapers including the Journal du Barreau of July and September 2013[12] and Le Monde juridique (Vol. 21, No. 7, Feb. 4, 2014).[13] A commemorative brochure was also prepared by the Office of the Chief Judge for the occasion.[14] Finally, a motion to mark this event was adopted unanimously by the National Assembly of Quebec on September 25, 2013.[15]

In 2016, the Courts of Justice Act was amended to increase the number of judges at the Court of Québec from 290 to 306.[16]


Civil DivisionEdit

Regular DivisionEdit

Under section 81 of the Courts of Justice Act, the Court has jurisdiction, within the limits prescribed by law, over civil actions taken under the Code of Civil Procedure or any other statute.[19] More specifically, the judges have authority to hear claims where the monetary value or interest of the matter in dispute is under $70,000. The Act to establish the new Code of Civil Procedure (2014, chapter 1)[20] makes provision for an increase in this monetary value to at least $85,000 and includes a clause for the annual adjustment of the indexed limit amount.

As well, the judges of the Court of Québec have jurisdiction to decide actions for payment of municipal or school taxes and to annul or reverse municipal or school board assessment rolls. Their jurisdiction also extends to recourses contesting a person taking public office in a municipality or school board.

Moreover, the judges hear motions to have a person undergo a psychiatric examination or to be confined to a medical institution.

Small Claims DivisionEdit

In the Small Claims Division, judges decide cases involving claims, since January 1, 2015, of $15,000 or less payable by an individual or legal entity, company, or association with five or fewer employees during the twelve-month period preceding the claim.

Legal representation is not permitted, except when special permission is granted in cases where the dispute raises complex questions of law. The written procedure is simplified. The judges explain the rules of evidence and procedure to the parties. They direct the proceedings, question witnesses, hear the parties, and decide the issues in dispute. They provide each party with fair and impartial assistance, so as to render the substantive law effective and ensure that it is carried out. Where circumstances allow, the judges endeavour to bring the parties to an agreement. When judgment is rendered, it is a reasoned decision and cannot be appealed. Judges in this division also decide tax-related summary appeals.

A video about the role of the judge in the Small Claims Division is available online:

Administrative and Appeal DivisionEdit

In 2007, the Court of Québec established the Administrative and Appeal Division (AAD) within the Civil Division in order to foster uniformity, consistency, and efficiency. The judges of this division have exclusive authority to hear appeals from decisions rendered by various regulatory tribunals and administrative agencies, including the Access to Information Commission, the Québec Rental Board, the Administrative Tribunal of Québec, the Police Ethics Committee, and ethics committees governing professionals in matters of the provision of financial products and services and real estate brokerage. AAD judges are also called upon to rule on highly complex Québec Revenue Agency decisions on taxation and tax recovery. However, the vast majority of appeals from taxation and tax recovery remain the prerogative of judges in civil matters throughout Quebec.

Criminal and Penal DivisionEdit

The Courts of Justice Act establishes that the Court's judges have jurisdiction, within the limits stipulated by law, in relation to actions taken under the Criminal Code, the Code of Penal Procedure or any other law of a criminal or penal nature.[21]

In criminal matters, Court's judges preside over legal proceedings that come under the jurisdiction of a provincial court judge and a judge without a jury, with regard to charges laid under the Criminal Code or any other law of the same nature. They also preside over proceedings relating to offences punishable by summary conviction, pursuant to the provisions of Part XXVII of the Code. Only offences restricted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court[22] – including those that are heard before a judge and a jury – are not handled by the judges of the Criminal and Penal Division.

In penal matters, the judges hear proceedings initiated under the Code of Penal Procedure or any other provincial or federal penal legislation concerning public welfare. For example, the Québec Financial Services Authority (Autorité des marchés financiers) and the Québec Revenue Agency cases are increasing in number at a significant rate and require more and more time to hear.

The judges from the Criminal Division may also handle certain applications for judicial authorization for which they have either exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction with the Superior Court or Presiding Justices of the Peace.

The Presiding Justices of the Peace serve in the Criminal and Penal Division throughout the province. In these matters, they are the first judicial officials involved, issuing all types of judicial authorizations, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They also have jurisdiction over appearances by telephone every weekend and on holidays that fall on a Monday or Friday.

Youth DivisionEdit

The Courts of Justice Act and the Code of Civil Procedure establish the jurisdiction of Court of Québec judges in youth matters, which involves enforcing the Youth Protection Act.[23][24]

They hear cases concerning minors whose safety or development is or may be declared to be in danger. Once the danger has been established to the judge's satisfaction, the judge orders that one or more protective measures set out in the Youth Protection Act be carried out in order to address the situation. The Act also contains rules for applications for tutorship, which are brought before the judges.[25]

Under Québec's Code of Civil Procedure, Court of Québec judges have exclusive jurisdiction over adoption applications, including those involving international adoption.[26]

The judges also have jurisdiction to exercise the functions of the youth justice court, in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act. In this regard, the judges hear and decide the trials of youth who were between the ages of 12 and 18 at the time an offence was committed under the Criminal Code or under federal or provincial statutes of a criminal or penal nature. They also adjudicate, in certain circumstances, preliminary inquiries.

The judges also have jurisdiction in proceedings initiated under the Code of Penal Procedure for public welfare offences committed by defendants who were under 18 years of age at the time of the offence.

Court of Québec judges have exclusive jurisdiction when the accused youth cannot be released or has been placed in the custody of the Director of Youth Protection, if the youth so requests or it is in his or her interest.

The Act to establish the new Code of Civil Procedure (2014, chapter 1)[27] contains provisions for the jurisdiction of the Court in youth matters. It grants the Court new jurisdiction over child custody, tutorship, and the exercise of parental authority when a protection or adoption matter is already before the Court.


Judges in Management Positions[29]Edit

The Court of Québec is made up of 306 judges and 36 Presiding Justices of the Peace. The Court has a management structure that assists the judges in the performance of their duties and functions. The Courts of Justice Act provides for the positions of Chief Judge, Senior Associate Chief Judge, and Associate Chief Judges, whose mandates last seven years and cannot be renewed. The coordinating judges and associate coordinating judges complete this structure. Their mandates span a maximum of three years and can be renewed.

The Chief Judge and Senior Associate Chief Judge are the president and vice-president respectively of the Judicial Council of Quebec (Conseil de la magistrature du Québec). The Associate Chief Judges are also members.

Current Chief Judges team

Function Name Term of office
Chief Judge Lucie Rondeau October 26, 2016 –
Senior Associate Chief Judge Scott Hughes February 1, 2017 –
Associate Chief Judge for the Youth Division Robert Proulx February 1, 2017 –
Associate Chief Judge for the Civil Division Henri Richard December 11, 2017 –
Associate Chief Judge responsible for municipal courts Claudie Bélanger January 15, 2018 –
Associate Chief Judge for the Criminal and Penal Division Chantale Pelletier June 16, 2018 –

Chief Judge

The Chief Judge ensures the general policies of the Court are followed, coordinates and distributes the judges' work, promotes their professional development, and ensures compliance with the Judicial Code of Ethics. Under the Act, she is also tasked with assigning cases and scheduling the sittings of the Court. On a daily basis, this responsibility is delegated to the Coordinating and Associate Coordinating Judges in each region.

The Chief Judge is supported in her work by the team of judges in management positions. In cooperation with all the judges, whom she consults on a regular basis, the Chief Judge defines the Court's mission, values, and objectives. The Chief Judge represents the Court of Québec and acts as its spokesperson with the government and other stake holders in the judicial system.

Chief Judges from the establishment of the Court of Québec in 1988

Name Term of office
Lucie Rondeau October 26, 2016 -
Élizabeth Corte October 21, 2009 to October 20, 2016
Guy Gagnon September 24, 2003 to September 26, 2009
Huguette St-Louis August 28, 1996 to September 23, 2003
Louis-Charles Fournier September 1, 1995 to August 28, 1996
Albert Gobeil August 31, 1988 to August 31, 1995

Senior Associate Chief Judge

The Senior Associate Chief Judge assists and advises the Chief Judge in the performance of her duties and functions. He also oversees compliance with the Court's policies and manages the scheduling and management-related professional development of the Coordinating and Associate Coordinating Judges. He chairs or sits on numerous committees, including those whose objective is to support court activities in the areas of technology, safety, and ethics. He conducts a periodic assessment of regional staffing needs and assignments, oversees the application of the per diem judge program, and manages the judge mobility program.

Following an appointment in 2005, the Senior Associate Chief Judge took over the Chief Judge's coordination and work assignment duties for the Justices of the Peace across Québec. He is assisted with these tasks by the judge responsible for Presiding Justices of the Peace.

Associate Chief Judges

The four Associate Chief Judges advise the Chief Judge in matters for which they are responsible. They help the Court achieve its objectives and establish its priorities and policies by recommending ways to improve its operations. They also support and assist judges with their daily tasks. At the request of the Chief Judge, the Associate Chief Judges chair committees formed to select candidates for the position of judge.[30]

The Associate Chief Judge responsible for the municipal courts performs the duties and functions conferred under the Act respecting municipal courts. In collaboration with the municipal judges, he drafts general policies for them and monitors compliance. In addition, he ensures that judicial ethics are observed and oversees the professional development of the municipal judges. The municipal judges under his jurisdiction work in nearly 90 local and regional municipal courts serving nearly 900 municipalities across Québec.

Coordinating and Associate Coordinating Judges

With the government's approval, the Chief Judge designates a Coordinating Judge from among the Court's judges for each of the Court's ten coordinating regions. She can also designate a maximum of 12 Associate Coordinating Judges. These judges represent the Court of Québec in dealings with various parties in their respective regions. They are in charge of administering the Court in the judicial district under their responsibility. This includes scheduling sittings of the Court and assigning cases to judges. They help develop the Court's priorities, policies, and practices, based in part on regional judges' expertise and the specific needs of their regions.

Each Associate Coordinating Judge usually takes responsibility for a particular Court division, under the authority of the Coordinating Judge. They work together to determine the needs of local judges and divide the workload across the region and with respect to the specific matters entrusted to them.

The Coordinating and Associate Coordinating Judges are also tasked with welcoming new judges. They are responsible for regional professional development programs and the judge mobility program in their respective regions.


The 306 Court of Québec 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.

Presiding Justices of the Peace[32]Edit

In addition to the duties described above in the presentation of the Criminal and Penal Division, Presiding Justices of the Peace sit in all courthouses and points of service to hear cases relating to Québec legislation and a variety of federal statutes. In these matters, they have the same jurisdiction as Court of Québec judges. Presiding Justices of the Peace preside over proceedings involving matters as varied and important as occupational health and safety, environmental protection, illegal practice of a profession, and securities.

The Courts of Justice Act was amended in 2012 to create a position of Justice responsible for Presiding Justices of the Peace.

Per Diem Judges[33]Edit

Since 2002, the Court has managed expenditures relating to the salaries and compensation of Court judges who act as Per Diem Judges under an administrative agreement with Ministry of Justice of Québec, which is renewed each year. Under the terms of the agreement, amounts that are not paid out in compensation when judges retire or take long-term sick leave are available to compensate Per Diem Judges.

At the request of the Chief Judge and in accordance with the Act, the government appoints Per Diem Judges and Presiding Justices of the Peace from amongst the judges who have retired and not yet reached age 75. These judges support and assist judges in regions where there are not enough permanent judges. They also work on special projects. The assistance they provide can help the Court achieve its objectives for reducing wait times.

Coordinating Regions[34]Edit

To make it easier to coordinate the Court's activities, its territory is divided into 10 regions:

  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
  • Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Estrie
  • Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
  • Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
  • Montérégie
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

As for the aboriginal communities in Québec's Far North as well as those on the North Shore, they also benefit from the judges' services, through a travelling court.

List of Current JudgesEdit

Name Courthouse / Region Appointed
Judge Maria Albanese Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Mireille Allaire Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Pierre Allen Trois-Rivières / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Celestina Almeida New Carlisle / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Jean-Pierre Archambault (Coordinating Judge) Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Marie Archambault Montréal / Montréal
Judge Jean Asselin Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Madeleine Aubé* Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Nathalie Aubry Sept-Îles / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Pierre-E. Audet Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Jean-Pierre Authier Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Line Bachand Montréal / Montréal
Judge Ann-Mary Beauchemin Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Julie Beauchesne Granby /Estrie
Judge Valmont Beaulieu Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Kathy Beaumont Chicoutimi / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Judge Daniel Bédard Montréal / Montréal
Judge Claudie Bélanger (Associate Chief Judge, Responsible for municipal courts) Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Josée Bélanger Montréal / Montréal
Judge Marie-Claude Bélanger Rouyn-Noranda / Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
Judge Pierre Bélisle Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Michel Bellehumeur (Associate Coordinating Judge, Criminal and Penal Division) Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Marie-Pierre Bellemare Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Pascale Berardino Granby / Estrie
Judge Annick Bergeron Saint-Hyacinthe / Montérégie
Judge Jules Berthelot Matane / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Sonia Bérubé Baie-Comeau / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Marc Bisson (Coordinating Judge) Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Sandra Blanchard Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Isabelle Boillat Roberval / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Judge François Boisjoli (Associate Coordinating Judge) Baie-Comeau / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Élaine Bolduc (Associate Coordinating Judge, Youth Division) Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Normand Bonin Joliette / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge David Bouchard Shawinigan / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Michel Boudreault Chicoutimi / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Judge Hélène Bouillon Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Claude C. Boulanger Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Christian Boulet Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Hélène Bourassa Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Daniel Bourgeois* Montréal / Montréal
Judge François Bousquet Montréal / Montréal
Judge Patsy Bouthillette Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge R. Peter Bradley Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Jean-Paul Braun Montréal / Montréal
Judge Alain Breault Montréal / Montréal
Judge Annie Breault Saint-Jérôme / –Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Alain Brillon Montréal / Montréal
Judge Carole Brosseau Montréal / Montréal
Judge Maryse Brouillette Trois-Rivières / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Christian Brunelle Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Virgile Buffoni Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge David L. Cameron* Montréal / Montréal
Judge Hélène Carrier Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Lucille Chabot (Coordinating Judge) Amos / Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
Judge Nathalie Chalifour Montréal / Montréal
Judge Serge Champoux* (President, Conférence des juges de la Cour du Québec) Granby / Estrie
Judge Conrad Chapdelaine (Coordinating Judge) Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Gilles Charpentier Saint-Hyacinthe / Montérégie
Judge Patrick Choquette Joliette / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Serge Cimon Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Béatrice Clément Salaberry-de-Valleyfield / Montérégie
Judge Pierre Cliche Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Antoine Cloutier Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Pierre Coderre Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Louise Comeau (Associate Coordinating Judge, Civil Division) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Patricia Compagnone Montréal / Montréal
Judge Élizabeth Corte Montréal / Montréal
Judge Suzanne Costom Montréal / Montréal
Judge Danielle Côté (Associate Chief Judge, Criminal and Penal Division) Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Richard Côté (Coordinating Judge) Rimouski / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Sylvie Côte Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Fannie Côtes Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Geneviève Cotnam* Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Sylvain Coutlée Montréal / Montréal
Judge Hubert Couture Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Marie-Julie Croteau Montréal / Montréal
Judge Marc-André Dagenais Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Alexandre Dalmau Montréal / Montréal
Judge Richard P. Daoust* (Coordinating Judge) Chicoutimi / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Judge René de la Sablonnière Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Serge Délisle Montréal / Montréal
Judge Manlio Del Negro Montréal / Montréal
Judge Anouk Desaulniers Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Denise Descôteaux Val-d'Or / Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
Judge Claire Desgens Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Linda Despots Montréal / Montréal
Judge Marie-Josée Di Lallo Montréal / Montréal
Judge Michel Dionne Baie-Comeau / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Taya di Pietro Montréal / Montréal
Judge Daniel Dortélus Montréal / Montréal
Judge Marie-Chantal Doucet Salaberry-de-Valleyfield / Montérégie
Judge Joey Dubois Salaberry-de-Valleyfield / Montérégie
Judge Nathalie Duchesneau Montréal / Montréal
Judge Dominique Dudemaine Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Éric Dufour Montréal / Montréal
Judge Paul Dunnigan Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Pierre Dupras Montréal / Montréal
Judge Monique Dupuis Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Sylvie Durand (Judge in charge of training and development) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Jeffrey Edwards Montréal / Montréal
Judge Réna Émond Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Hélène Fabi Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Nathalie Fafard Montréal / Montréal
Judge Odette Fafard (Associate Coordinating Judge, Youth Division) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Jean Faullem* Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Enrico Forlini Montréal / Montréal
Judge Lyne Foucault Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Marc-Nicolas Foucault Saint-Hyacinthe / Montérégie
Judge Gatien Fournier* Montréal / Montréal
Judge Lise Gaboury Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Jean-Jacques Gagné Mont-Laurier / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Lise Gagnon Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Martin Gagnon Rivière-du-Loup / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Pierre A. Gagnon* (Judge Associate Coordinating Judge, Civil Division) Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Maurice Galarneau Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Louise Gallant Sept-Îles / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Gilles Garneau Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Francine Gendron Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Jean-Pierre Gervais Val-d'Or / Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
Judge Céline Gervais* Salaberry-de-Valleyfield / Montérégie
Judge Mario Gervais Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Dominique Gibbens* Montréal / Montréal
Judge Karine Giguère Montréal / Montréal
Judge Marie-Claude Gilbert Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge François Godbout* Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Lucie Godin Montréal / Montréal
Judge Stéphane Godri Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Chantal Gosselin Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Christine Gosselin Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Line Gosselin Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Brigitte Gouin Montréal / Montréal
Judge Geneviève Graton Montréal / Montréal
Judge Sophie Gravel Joliette / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Julie-Maude Greffe Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Louis Grégoire Montréal / Montréal
Judge Mylène Grégoire Montréal / Montréal
Judge Marc E. Grimard Rouyn-Noranda / Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
Judge Paul Grzela Montréal / Montréal
Judge Steve Guénard Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Paul Guimond Chicoutimi / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Judge Éric Hamel Salaberry-de-Valleyfield / Montérégie
Judge Yves Hamel Montréal / Montréal
Judge Pierre Hamel Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Martin Hébert (Judge President, Professions Tribunal) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Mélanie Hébert Montréal / Montréal
Judge Jean Hudon Alma / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Judge Scott Hughes* (Senior Associate Chief Judge) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Partice Hurtubise Montréal / Montréal
Judge Anne-Marie Jacques Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Dominique B. Joly Montréal / Montréal
Judge Luc Joly Joliette / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Ann-Marie Jones (President, Human Rights Tribunal) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Marie-Pierre Jutras Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Luce Kennedy Rivière-du-Loup / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Silvie Kovacevich Montréal / Montréal
Judge Jean La Rue Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Pierre Labbé* Victoriaville / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Pierre E. Labelle Montréal / Montréal
Judge Marco LaBrie Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Claude Lachapelle Joliette / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Sylvie Lachapelle Montréal / Montréal
Judge Jacques Lacoursière Trois-Rivières / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Jacques Ladouceur Val-d'Or / Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
Judge Richard Laflamme Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Pauline Reinhardt Laforce Montréal / Montréal
Judge Gilles Lafrenière Drummondville / Estrie
Judge Claude Lamoureux Montréal / Montréal
Judge Anne-Marie Lanctôt Montréal / Montréal
Judge François Landry Joliette / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Judith Landry (Associate Coordinating Judge, Youth Division) Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Lynne Landry Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Bruno Langelier Victoriaville / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Gaston Paul Langevin Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Dominique Langis Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Gilbert Lanthier Salaberry-de-Valleyfield / Montérégie
Judge Denis Lapierre Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Sophie Lapierre Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Claude P. Laporte* (Associate Coordinating Judge, Civil Division) Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Yanick Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Gilles Lareau* Montréal / Montréal
Judge Dominique Larochelle Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Serge Laurin* Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Marie-Suzanne Lauzon Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Monique Lavallée Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Sophie Lavergne Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Marie Michelle Lavigne* Montréal / Montréal
Judge Daniel Lavoie Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Jean Lebel Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Claude Leblond* (Associate Coordinating Judge, Special Penal Cases Division) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Bruno Leclerc Joliette / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Louise Leduc Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Jean-Louis Lemay (Coordinating Judge) Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Bernard Lemieux Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Renée Val-d'Or / Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
Judge Magali Lepage Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Sylvain Lépine Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Denis Le Reste Joliette / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Magali Lewis Montréal / Montréal
Judge Flavia K. Longo Montréal / Montréal
Judge Pierre Lortie* Chicoutimi / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Judge Steve Magnan Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Ginette Maillet Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Robert Marchi Montréal / Montréal
Judge Eliana Marengo Montréal / Montréal
Judge Richard Marleau Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Salvatore Mascia Montréal / Montréal
Judge Georges Massol* Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Nancy McKenna Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Marie-Josée Ménard Drummondville / Estrie
Judge Julie Messier Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Sylvain Meunier Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Rosemarie Millar (Coordinating Judge) Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Denis Mondor Montréal / Montréal
Judge Claude Montpetit Salaberry-de-Valleyfield / Montérégie
Judge Alain Morand Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Nancy Moreau Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Hélène V. Morin (Associate Coordinating Judge, Criminal and Penal Division) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Lyne Morin Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Lucie Morissette Rimouski / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Jacques A. Nadeau Montréal / Montréal
Judge Thierry Nadon Montréal / Montréal
Judge Denys Noël Sorel-Tracy / Montérégie
Judge Yvan Nolet Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Martine Nolin Montréal / Montréal
Judge Karen Ohayon Montréal / Montréal
Judge Anne-Marie Otis Montréal / Montréal
Judge Manon Ouimet Montréal / Montréal
Judge Marc Ouimette Amos / Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
Judge Dominic Pagé Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Denis Paradis Percé / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Suzanne Paradis Saint-Hyacinthe / Montérégie
Judge Yves Paradis Montréal / Montréal
Judge Chantale Pelletier Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge André Perreault Montréal / Montréal
Judge Daniel Perreault Trois-Rivières / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Mark Philippe Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Vincenzo Piazza* Montréal / Montréal
Judge Catherine Pilon Montréal / Montréal
Judge Janick Poirier New Carlisle / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Luc Poirier Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu / Montérégie
Judge Hermina Popescu* Rivière-du-Loup / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Thierry Roland Potvin Amos / Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
Judge Yvan Poulin Montréal / Montréal
Judge Marie Pratte Gatineau / Outaouais
Judge Robert Proulx (Associate Chief Judge, Youth Division) Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Sébastien Proulx Montmagny / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Diane Quenneville* Montréal / Montréal
Judge José Rhéaume Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Simon Ricard Trois-Rivières / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Henri Richard (Associate Chief Judge, Civil Division) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Carol Richer Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Julie Riendeau Montréal / Montréal
Judge Jacques Rioux Trois-Rivières / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Guylaine Rivest Montréal / Montréal
Judge James Rondeau Rimouski / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge Lucie Rondeau (Chief Judge) Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Sonia Rouleau Chicoutimi / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Judge Pierre-L. Rousseau Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Diane Roux Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Jacky Roy Montréal / Montréal
Judge Jean Roy Joliette / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Joëlle Roy Montréal / Montréal
Judge Johanne Roy Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Mélanie Roy (Associate Coordinating Judge, Youth Division) Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Benoit Sabourin Laval / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Emmanuelle Saucier Montréal / Montréal
Judge Denis Saulnier (Coordinating Judge) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Annie Savard Montréal / Montréal
Judge Mark Shamie* Montréal / Montréal
Judge Éric Simard Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu / Montérégie
Judge Pierre Simard Chicoutimi / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Judge David Simon Montréal / Montréal
Judge Chantal Sirois Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Dominique Slater Trois-Rivières / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Bernard St-Arnaud Salaberry-de-Valleyfield / Montérégie
Judge Carol St-Cyr Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Alexandre St-Onge Montréal / Montréal
Judge Andrée St-Pierre Rimouski / Bas-Saint-Laurent–Côte-Nord–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Judge François Ste-Marie Montréal / Montréal
Judge Martin Tétreault Granby / Estrie
Judge Patrick Théroux* Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Doris Thibault Chicoutimi / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Judge Michèle Toupin Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Christian M. Tremblay* Montréal / Montréal
Judge Claude Tremblay Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Guylaine Tremblay (Coordinating Judge) Trois-Rivières / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Jacques Tremblay Québec / Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Mario Tremblay Québec - Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Martine L. Tremblay* (Associate Coordinating Judge responsible for Administrative and Appeal Division) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Alain Trudel* Trois-Rivières / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Jacques Trudel Trois-Rivières / Mauricie–Bois-Francs–Centre-du-Québec
Judge Jean-Sébastien Vaillancourt Longueuil / Montérégie
Judge Nathalie Vaillant Québec / Québec - Chaudière-Appalaches
Judge Jimmy Vallée Saint-Jérôme / Laval–Laurentides–Lanaudière–Labelle
Judge Erick Vanchestein Sherbrooke / Estrie
Judge Julie Veilleux* (Judge Vice-president, Professions Tribunal) Montréal / Montréal
Judge Dominique Vézina Montréal / Montréal
Judge Peggy Warolin* Rouyn-Noranda / Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec
Judge Lori Renée Weitzman Montréal / Montréal
Judge Dominique Wilhelmy Montréal / Montréal
Judge Jo Ann Zaor Montréal / Montréal

(*) means Judge at the Administrative and Appeal Division

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Court of Québec, History,
  2. ^ Me Sylvio Normand, La Cour du Québec : genèse et développement, Wilson & Lafleur, 2013.
  3. ^ Raoul. P. Barbe, juge de la Cour du Québec à la retraite, Les palais de justice du Québec, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2013.
  4. ^ Jacinthe Plamondon, PhD candidate in law, Capsules historiques no. 3, 4 et 5,
  5. ^ Jacinthe Plamondon, PhD candidate in law, La réflexion sur l'unification des tribunaux,
  6. ^ Court of Québec, Les juges en chef depuis la création de la Cour du Québec en 1988,
  7. ^ Jacinthe Plamondon, PhD candidate in law, Une Cour unifiée de première instance au Québec,
  8. ^ Jacinthe Plamondon, PhD candidate in law, Les juges de paix dans le système judiciaire québécois,
  9. ^ Ministère de la justice, Justice Access Plan,
  10. ^ Court of Québec, Public Report 2011,
  11. ^ Court of Québec, Public Report 2012,
  12. ^ Journal du Barreau,
  13. ^ Le Monde juridique (vol. 21, no 7, 4 février 2014),
  14. ^ Court of Québec, 1988 - 2013, 25 ans au service des justiciables, commemorative brochure
  15. ^ Journal des débats de l'Assemblée nationale,
  16. ^ Ministère de la justice, The Québec government invests massively in the justice system "Rendering justice in a timely manner",
  17. ^ Court of Québec, The Judges' Jurisdiction,
  18. ^ Court of Québec, Public Report 2013,
  19. ^ Publications du Québec, Courts of Justice Act,
  20. ^ Assemblée nationale, An Act to establish the new Code of Civil Procedure,
  21. ^ Publications du Québec, Courts of Justice Act,
  22. ^ Superior Court of Québec,
  23. ^ Publications du Québec, Courts of Justice Act,
  24. ^ Publications du Québec, Code of Civil Procedure,
  25. ^ Publications du Québec, Youth Protection Act,
  26. ^ Publications du Québec, Code of Civil Procedure,
  27. ^ Assemblée nationale, An Act to establish the new Code of Civil Procedure,
  28. ^ Court of Québec, Public Report 2013,
  29. ^ Court of Québec, The Court of Québec Authorities,
  30. ^ Publications du Québec, Regulation respecting the selection procedure of candidates for the office of judge of the Court of Québec, municipal court judge and presiding justice of the peace,
  31. ^ Court of Québec, The Judges,
  32. ^ Court of Québec, The Judges,
  33. ^ Court of Québec, The Judges,
  34. ^ Court of Québec, The Coordinating Regions,

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