André Joli-Coeur

André Joli-Coeur

Senior Counsel

Bar Admission 1967

Law degree, Université Laval (LLB)
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with Specialization in Industrial Relations

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André holds vast experience in many areas of law, including, business law, constitutional, labour, administrative, professional, transportation, communications, aboriginal and environmental law. He has pleaded before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Quebec Court of Appeal and numerous administrative tribunals in precedent-setting files.

In the area of business law, he has acted as counsel to numerous businesses operating in maritime shipping, food and agribusiness, transportation and telecommunications, and has made the necessary representations to the relevant governing authorities.

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With regard to constitutional law, he was called to appear before the Supreme Court of Canada as an amicus curiae in the federal government’s Reference Regarding Secession of Quebec in which the matter of Quebec’s accession to sovereignty was addressed by the Supreme Court. André made representations to the judges of the Supreme Court which were retained in the Court’s reasons. This decision was the first of its kind in that it recognized the legality of the secession of a part of a territory by democratic process, as well as recognizing that a nation state was indeed divisible.

In the area of labour law, he has acted for both employers and unions, as both counsel and strategist. In aboriginal law, he was the author of the first band code passed in Quebec, that of the Abenakis of Wolinak.

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  • Services

    • Aboriginal Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Business Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Labour and Employment Law
    • Professional Law
    • Transportation Law
  • Social Involvement

    I act as Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, an organization dedicated to the training of young musicians and dancers, and to the dissemination of music and dance.

    I am also a member of the Board of Directors of the Port of Québec and the Board of Directors of the Friends of the St. Lawrence Valley.

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