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Pierre Meunier Associé/Partner Montréal

Pierre B. Meunier

Strategic Advisor Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1967
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal
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Pierre B. Meunier founded the Energy and Environment practice group in the Québec region and specializes in environmental law. He is also a member of the region's Government Relations and Ethics practice group.

Pierre has helped clients manage crises related to environmental or public health issues, obtain environmental approvals, redevelop contaminated land (either through risk analysis or rehabilitation to criteria), and with respect to climate change issues and transactions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He was a member of the external think tank on the Environment Quality Act for the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks (2005-2006).

Pierre assists clients with complying with laws and regulations relating to transparency and ethics in lobbying activities.

Pierre joined Fasken Martineau in 1989 after holding a number of positions of responsibility with the Government of Québec.  He was the founding Vice-President of the Legal Aid Services Commission, Director of the Montréal Community Centre for Legal Aid, President of the Consumer Protection Office, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Housing and Consumer Protection and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of the Environment.

  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006 to 2020
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada in Environmental Law, Who's Who Legal Canada 2017 to 2018
  • Recognized by the Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014 in the area of environment, Who's Who Legal Canada 2014
The Best Lawyers in Canada Named in Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized as one of Canada's best Environmental Law lawyers
2017 to 2018 Who's Who Legal Canada Who's Who Legal: Canada in Environmental Law
2014 Who's Who Legal Canada Recognized by the Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014 in the area of environment
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Education

  • LLL Université de Montréal

Community involvement

  • Chairman of the board of the Space for Life Foundation (in support of the Montreal Botanical Garden, the Biodôme, the Insectarium and the Planetarium)
  • Expert member of the Comité consultatif sur les règles d’encadrement du lobbyisme et le registre des lobbyistes, a lobbyism advisory committee created by the Lobbyists Commissioner of Québec (since January 2015)
  • Member of the board of directors of the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV) of Université de Montréal
  • Board member, Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable (since November 2015)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Québec Bar
  • Bar of Montréal
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Business Council on the Environment
  • RÉSEAU Environnement
Lobbying activities and corporate directors Speaker, “Gouvernance express” conference organized by the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés location location Quebec City Château Laurier
Are the steps that you take before the MDDELCC to obtain your permits, authorization or government assistance considered lobbyism? Speaker, conference organized by the Centre patronal de l'environnement du Québec (CPEQ) location location Montréal Conseil Patronal de l'Environnement du Québec
Conférence sur les relations gouvernementales Canadian Institute location location Montreal

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