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Fasken Martineau Partner Elected President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee

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Marc-André Fabien becomes the new president of the Board of Directors.

Montréal (Canada) – Fasken Martineau is proud to announce the election of Marc-André Fabien, Ad.E., Partner in its Montréal office, as incoming president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Mr. Fabien has been involved in Paralympic sports for over 20 years as a fundraiser, Board member, fan and supporter.

Mr. Fabien is an active Board member of the Paralympic Foundation of Canada since 2015, and previously served as Board member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee from 1998 to 2006, including a term as vice-president. His practice focuses on commercial and shareholder litigation, securities-related litigation and criminal prosecution, as well as litigation involving the federal, provincial and municipal governments.

“I’m honoured to be elected president and look forward to working with the Canadian Paralympic Committee,” said Mr. Fabien. “My objective will be to ensure the CPC and its member sports work together to increase the recognition of Para sports, develop the grassroots level, bring and organize international Para sport events to Canada, maintain government funding and become closer to the business community to increase private funds.”

“Our firm’s relationship and partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee is an important one and we are delighted to know that Marc-André was elected president to the Board of Directors”, said Peter Feldberg, Firm Managing Partner of Fasken Martineau. “Their values closely align with our values of excellence, diversity and inclusion.”

Fasken Martineau is the official legal partner of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. As such, the firm actively supports the Canadian Paralympic Movement, by offering legal services and engaging in fundraising activities.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee 

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit

About Fasken Martineau

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