509. An injunction is an order of the Superior Court directing a person or, in the case of a legal person, a partnership or an association or another group not endowed with juridical personality, its officers or representatives to refrain from or cease doing something or to perform a specified act.
Such an injunction may direct a natural person to refrain from or cease doing something or to perform a specified act in order to protect another natural person whose life, health or safety is threatened. Such an injunction, called a protection order, may be obtained, in particular, in a context of violence, such as violence based on a concept of honour. A protection order may only be issued for the time and on the conditions determined by the court, without however exceeding three years.
A protection order may also be requested by another person or a body if the threatened person consents to it or, failing that, with the authorization of the court.
A judgment granting an injunction is served on the parties and the other persons identified in the judgment.
2014, c. 1, a. 509; 2016, c. 12, s. 211.