Education

  • LL.L. (summa cum laude), 1988
    University of Ottawa
  • LL.M., 1992
    University of Exeter

Year of Call/Admission

  • Québec, 1989

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Éric Bédard

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Managing Partner, Québec Region
+1 514 397 4314
+1 514 397 7600 (fax)
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Éric Bédard is the Managing Partner for the Québec region. Member of the Partnership Board of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin since 2007, he practices mainly in the fields of labour and administrative law and also provides strategic counsel. He represents businesses from all activity sectors in matters ranging from the negotiation of collective agreements to certifications, administrative review and injunctions in various courts of law. He was involved in the restructuring of bargaining units for the Montréal Transition Committee. He works with firms in both the private and public sectors.

Assistant Chief of Staff and secretary to the Premier of Québec from 1994 to 1996, Éric has an in-depth knowledge of Québec government structures. Armed with this experience, he represents clients preparing for legislative or regulatory changes, in their negotiations with government agencies and before the National Assembly. He has also acquired particular expertise in petroleum price regulation acting before the Régie de l'énergie du Québec.

Éric is very involved in the community, presiding over numerous charitable events and sitting on several boards of directors of both public and private institutions.

Honours and Awards

  • Recognized as one of the leading Canadian practitioners in the area of Labour Relations by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Gold Medal from the University of Ottawa (1988)
  • Commonwealth Fellow (1992) – completed his master's degree in European law and a thesis on trade between Canada and the United States

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, La Compagnie Jean Duceppe (since 2015)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Orchestre Métropolitain (since 2015)
  • Co-chair of the fundraising campaign for Cirque Éloize (2013)
  • Co-chair of the Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s CancersTM benefiting the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre (2013 edition)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal (since 2012)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Montréal International (since 2012)
  • Co-chair of the fundraising campaign for the Mental Illness Foundation (2011-2012)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Montréal Heart Institute (since 2010)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre (since 2007)
  • Member, Supply Committee, Québec Forest Industry Council (2000-2006)
  • Member, Strategic Analysis Committee for Economic Development, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal (2003-2005)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Investissement Québec (1997-2004)
  • President of the Marketing Committee, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, (2004-2007)