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Yves Turgeon Associé/Partner Montréal

Yves Turgeon

Partner Fasken
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Jurisdiction Quebec, 1987
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Yves Turgeon practises labour and construction law. He represents work providers, contractors and employers in the construction industry and other sectors, including manufacturing, forestry, mining, wind industry and financial services. He handles files involving collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, labour standards and the duty of loyalty.

Yves acts primarily for large industrial work providers and their associations, who require his construction law expertise to answer questions on workforce management, skills training and occupational health and safety obligations.

He also advises contractors and owners on compliance of work with the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Quebec labour markets are transforming and Yves advises businesses in relation to atypical work and whether their independent agents or self-employed workers are subject to the different tax and labour laws.


  • Recognized as a leading practitioner in Construction Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2022
  • Recognized in Labour and Employment Law in Montreal, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022
  • Recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Labour Relations, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • MSc Université de Montréal
  • LLB Université du Québec à Montréal
  • BA Université du Québec à Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Québec Bar
  • Ordre des Conseillers en ressources humaines agréés


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Book Loi annotée sur les relations du travail dans l’industrie de la construction
Book Loi visant l’amélioration du fonctionnement de l’industrie de la construction (Projet de loi 33)

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