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Marc Rodrigue, Partner

Marc Rodrigue

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2012
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Marc Rodrigue is a Partner with the firm and former Director of Policy to the former Ontario Minister of Labour, the Hon. Kevin Flynn. In addition to his legal work, he oversaw the passing of several significant labour and employment laws, regulations and government initiatives in Ontario.

Marc Rodrigue joined the Fasken's Labour, Employment and Human Rights practice group in September 2012. He practices in all aspects of employment, labour and human rights law, with a special expertise in litigating matters having appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, referees appointed under the Canada Labour Code, labour relations arbitrators, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and the Ontario Small Claims Court. In addition to his litigation expertise, Marc’s practice includes advising clients on employment agreements and terminations, employment statute interpretation, labour relations and collective agreement interpretation.

Marc’s style is approachable, practical and is founded on strong advocacy for his clients’ positions.

Marc is a founding member and former chair of Fasken’s nationally-recognized employee resource group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender employees and their allies, and is the former chair of SOGIC, the Ontario Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference.

He is the current President of the Saint Francis Xavier University Alumni Association, and is a member of the Saint Francis Xavier University Board of Governors.


Client Work

  • Integrated Media Technologies acquires DeadDrop Labs,
  • Tru Tech Corporation acquired by ODL, Incorporated,
  • Meridian Credit Union Limited successful in having human rights application dismissed on preliminary basis,
  • Skye Bioscience signs arrangement agreement to acquire Emerald Health Therapeutics in a share-for-share transaction,
  • Revera Inc. upholds termination for just cause for unionized employee in resident abuse case,
  • Bain Capital Private Equity acquires Dessert Holdings, a leading premium dessert company,
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. acquires Cain Insurance Services Ltd.,
  • Irish Studio LLC acquires Darwin CX Inc. from ZoomerMedia Limited, Ongoing since May 2020
  • Avalara acquires the business and related assets of Portway International,

Career & Education


  • JD Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • BA Hons (with distinction) St. Francis Xavier University

Community involvement

  • Governor, St. Frances Xavier University Board of Governors (2018- Present)
  • Vice President, Saint Francis Xavier University Alumni Association (2017-Present)
  • Chair, Ontario Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference (2016-2017)
  • Former President, Saint Francis Xavier University Alumni Association Toronto Chapter (2015-2018)
  • Committee Member and Presenter, Law at the Library (2014-2016)
  • Member, New Collection (in support of the Toronto Public Library Foundation) (2013-2016)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Saint Francis Xavier University Board of Governors


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Interview: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies CBC Radio
Speaker Legal 101 Ascension 2021 Legal Workshop
Ontario Community Support Association Teletown Hall on COVID-19 OCSA COVID-19 Teletown Hall

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