Lawyers Weekly quotes Montréal lawyer Nathalie-Anne Béliveau in an article about the hefty fine for Montréal's blue collar union.
Even Nathalie-Anne Béliveau, a Montreal employment and labour lawyer with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP who successfully pleaded the case, is hedging her bets. “It’s a harsh decision, with a hefty fine, and perhaps it will lead unions to ask questions about wilful blindness.”
“I believe the union underestimated the evidence of actual knowledge,” said Béliveau. ‘They relied on the importance of receiving notice of the injunction personally and on personally receiving papers by the bailiff. This case demonstrates that actual knowledge can be achieved through other means. That’ll likely compel unions to adopt other strategies.”