Pierre-Christian Labeau is counsel to the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Group in our Quebec City office. In this capacity, he advises clients on legal and policy issues relating to mining, forestry and energy development, including the negotiation and drafting of numerous impact benefit agreements and the duty to consult. He also provides legal advice to government agencies, corporations and financial institutions on matters related to the special legal status of Aboriginal peoples.
In addition, he acts as lead negotiator for the Government of Quebec in the context of territorial negotiations for the conclusion of a treaty with Innu First Nations and the Council of the Atikamekw Nation. The Government of Canada is also a party to these negotiations.
Prior to joining a private firm, Pierre-Christian accumulated extensive experience in the fields of Indigenous law, constitutional law and administrative law, acquired over a period of nearly 20 years with the Government of Quebec. In particular, he represented the Attorney General of Quebec before the Supreme Court of Canada in a number of cases, including Taku River and Haida, Paul, Kitkatla and Pelland.
Pierre-Christian has lectured extensively on Indigenous law and has taught this subject at the Faculty of Law of Université Laval.