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Christian Paquette Toronto Lawyer

Christian Paquette

Partner Fasken
In today’s fast-paced workplaces, employers need pragmatic and quick solutions to the legal issues they face.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2007
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Toronto


Christian Paquette practices labour, employment and human rights law, as well as commercial litigation. Fluent in both English and French, Christian assists clients across a variety of industries.

Christian has a broad practice advising clients in both unionized and non-unionized settings. He regularly represents clients faced with human rights applications, wrongful dismissal claims, grievances, and contractual disputes. Christian counsels clients on labour issues, employment standards, workplace investigations, workplace policies, attendance and disability management, fiduciary obligations and post-employment obligations, as well as privacy issues. He also advises and supports clients in various sectors in collective bargaining and acts as chief negotiator.

With experience in both civil actions and labour disputes, Christian has acted on behalf of clients before arbitrators, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, and worked on files brought before the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Christian frequently delivers conferences and seminars in French and English on topics at both local and national conferences, as well as workshops in workplaces.

Before practicing law, Christian taught theatre in a private school in Ottawa and contributed to various volunteer organizations to promote Francophone culture in Ontario, and conflict resolution skills for youth across Canada.

Christian is past-president of the Club canadien de Toronto, a forum for the Francophone and Francophile business community of Toronto. He sits on the board of the Théâtre français de Toronto, the largest professional French theatre outside Québec. Christian held the positions of vice-president and president of the Official languages committee of the Ontario Bar Association. He also volunteers time for not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Toronto Area.



Client Work

  • Majority stake in Dig Insights acquired by Beringer Capital,
  • Dignio AS indirectly acquires the assets of AceAge Inc., a Canadian health technology company,
  • STERIS sells Renal Business to Evoqua Water Technologies, Ongoing since January 2022
  • Olymel s.e.c./l.p. successfully wins grievance on overtime pay,
  • Green Shield Holdings Inc. acquires all of the issued and outstanding shares of Computer Workware Inc.,
  • Green Shield Holdings acquires healthtech startup Inkblot Technologies,
  • Green Shield Benefits Association, a part of the Green Shield Canada (GSC) group of companies, acquires Benecaid Health Benefit Solutions Inc.,
  • Wagepoint acquired by Providence Strategic Growth,
  • Atlas Copco acquires WestRon Group of companies,

Career & Education


  • LLB, cum laude University of Ottawa
  • MBA, with distinction University of Ottawa
  • BA, Political Science/Psychology, (magna cum laude) University of Ottawa

Community involvement

  • Past President, President, Board Member, Club canadien de Toronto, 2008-2019
  • Board Member, Théâtre français de Toronto, 2018-Present
  • Organizing Committee Member, Prix Relève ON, 2017-2020
  • President, Vice-President, Member, Official Languages Committee, Ontario Bar Association, 2007-2011

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)  


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