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Moryoussef v. Université du Québec à Montréal

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The student was convened to respond to allegations of cheating. Before appearing before the committee responsible for deciding whether the allegations were founded, the student instituted injunction proceedings seeking a declaratory judgment and an injunction suspending the disciplinary process. The student claimed that he was entitled to be represented by a lawyer, contrary to UQAM’s position, that the process against him was abusive and that the disciplinary rules were not fair. The issue was important for UQAM because it called into question its ability to effectively manage its internal disciplinary process. The decision allowed the disciplinary hearing to proceed without additional delay. The judge rejected each allegation, in particular by confirming the fact that UQAM had no obligation to allow the student to be represented by a lawyer. The judge acknowledged that the student had to first exhaust the internal disciplinary remedies before applying to the Superior Court. To consult the judgment, click here (only available in French).



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