It is important to note that under the provisions of the Cities and Towns Act (CQLR, c. C-19), the City of Brossard cannot be held liable for damages suffered in certain situations, including those described below.
Accidents on Sidewalks, Roads and Streets
Under Article 585 (7) of the Cities and Towns Act (CQLR, c. C-19), no municipality may be held liable for any damage resulting from an accident that a person suffers on the sidewalk, road or street due to snow or ice, unless the claimant establishes that said accident was caused by the negligence or fault of the municipality, with the court having to take into account the weather conditions.
Damages Caused by Sewer Back-Flow
Under Article 585 (8) of the Cities and Towns Act (CQLR, c. C-19), no right of action shall lie against the municipality for damages caused by back-flow from a sewer to articles, merchandise or effects kept for any purpose whatsoever in a cellar or basement, if the claimant has already received compensation from the municipality for similar damages caused at the same place and has not subsequently installed there, at least 30 cm from the floor and at a distance at least 30 cm from the exterior walls, a support on which such articles, merchandise or effects must be kept.
Damages on Public Roads
Under Article 604.1 of the Cities and Towns Act (CQLR, c. C-19), the municipality is not liable for any damage caused by the presence of an object on the road, regardless or whether or not the object comes from a motor vehicle or is projected by a motor vehicle. It is also not liable for any damage caused by the state of the road to the tires or suspension system of a motor vehicle.
Under Article 604.2 of the Cities and Towns Act (CQLR, c. C-19), the municipality is not liable for damage resulting from the absence of a fence between the right of way of a street or road and contiguous land.
Under Article 604.3 of the Cities and Towns Act (CQLR, c. C-19), the municipality is not liable for damage caused due to the fault of a builder or contractor to whom building, rebuilding or maintenance work has been entrusted, for the entire duration of such work.
For additional information about processing claims, please don’t hesitate to contact the Direction des Services juridiques (Services du contentieux) by phone at 450-923-6311 or by email
. To learn more about your rights and recourses, we recommend that you consult a lawyer.