1. A pilot project on mandatory mediation for the recovery of small claims arising out of consumer contracts is established for a period of 3 years in the judicial districts of Gatineau and Terrebonne.
Under the pilot project, parties to a case for the recovery of small claims arising out of consumer contracts introduced in or transferred to those districts during that period must participate in a mediation session before the case may be heard by the court. However, cases concerning fees arising from a contract concluded with a member of a professional order governed by the Professional Code (chapter C-26) are not subject to the pilot project.
For the purposes of this Regulation, a consumer contract is a contract defined in article 1384 of the Civil Code.