“ Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. ”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Government affairs

Aboriginal Law

  • Title and aboriginal rights claims
  • Duty to Consult
  • Impacts Benefits Agreements

Public and Constitutional Law

  • Constitutionality of legal provisions
  • Fundamental rights and freedoms
  • Division of legislative powers

Human rights

Administrative Law

Litigation

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REPRESENTED the Government of Quebec in a constitutional challenge to the Excise Act, 2001 brought forth by members of a Quebec First Nation.

REPRESENTED the Government of Quebec in the constitutional challenge of the Act respecting the Laicity of the State.

REPRESENTED the Government of Quebec in the constitutional challenge of certain provisions of the Civil code of Quebec founded on the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the charters.

REPRESENTED the Government of Quebec in aboriginal land and rights claims instituted by various First Nations of Quebec.

REPRESENTED and ADVISED the Government of Quebec within the context of legal proceedings grounded on the Crown’s obligation to consult and accommodate First Nation peoples of Canada.

REPRESENTED the Government of Quebec with respect to Rowbotham applications.

REPRESENTED the Government of Quebec with respect to advanced costs motions in public interest litigation.

ADVISED a Crown corporation in the field of energy regarding Impact Benefit Agreements concluded with various First Nations.

ADVISED a Crown corporation regarding aboriginal land and rights claims instituted by various First Nations of Quebec.

Conferences and publications

« Le Rendez-vous de la Cour suprême du Canada », panel droit constitutionnel », Barreau du Québec, 30 mars 2022 (Montréal)

Co-Présidente, Société des plaideurs, Symposium pour les femmes en litige, 23 novembre 2021 (Montréal)

« L’ABC du droit autochtone », Formation permanente de 6 heures accréditée par le Barreau du Québec, 2015 et 2016

« Séminaire sur la justice autochtone : les droits ancestraux dans le cadre du processus pénal », Conférence destinée aux juges de la Cour du Québec, mai 2013.

« La provision pour frais dans des causes d’intérêt public », Forum autochtone, Insight, septembre 2011.

« Développements récents en droit autochtone », Institut national de la magistrature, novembre 2010.

Professional activities and initiatives

Federation of Law Societies of Canada (2021 -)

  • Member of the Council of the Federation
  • Member of the National Well-Being Study Steering Committee
  • Member of the Public Affairs and Government Relations Committee
  • Member of the Standing Committee on the Model Code of Professional Conduct
  • Member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action Advisory Committee

Barreau du Québec

  • Member of the Board of Directors (2018-2022)
  • Member of the Ethics and Governance Committee (2018-2022)
  • Member of the Access to Justice Committee (2018-2022)
  • Member of the Psychological Well-Being in the profession Committee (2018-2022)
  • Member of the Working Group for an Inclusive workplace Committee (2018-2022)
  • Member of the Nunavik Justice System Committee (Since 2018 –
  • Member of the Expert Working Group in Indigenous law Committee (Since 2016 –

École du Barreau du Québec (2017 -)

  • Teacher of Civil Evidence and Civil Representation

Bar of Montreal

  • Councilor (2022 -)
  • Member of the English Speaking Section of the Bar of Montreal

Governor of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec

Education

Graduate studies, Public Law, McGill University/Université de Montréal, 2000

LL.B., Université de Montréal, 1998

B.Sc., Université de Montréal, 1995