Definition : Court of Québec

Court of first instance, under the legislative authority of the Government of Quebec. The Court of Québec is responsible for hearing cases in civil, criminal and penal matters as well as in matters relating to the youth division. In civil matters, the Court of Québec essentially has exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate on any claim in which the value of the object in dispute or the amont claimed is less than $ 85,000 (save and except for claims relating to alimony, the lease of a dwelling and applications which fall within the jurisdiction of the Federal Court). It holds its hearing in all the judicial districts of the province.

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