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Expertise

Administrative law

  • Professional conduct, ethics, and governance
  • Professional orders
  • Access to information
  • Constitutional law
  • Disciplinary law
  • Administrative remedies
  • Preservation of agricultural land and farming activities (CPTAQ)
  • Marketing of agricultural, food, and fishing products
  • Food regulations
  • Organic certification process and controlled designation of origin
  • Procedures regarding foreign workers
  • Appealing government decisions

Administrative law deals specifically with the relationships between businesses and individuals on the one hand and government agencies and officials on the other.

Cain Lamarre represents its clients before all administrative tribunals, commissions, and boards and provides valuable support and assistance to clients submitting briefs, tabling private bills, or making other presentations to parliamentary commissions and committees and to the government and the National Assembly.

We have developed recognized expertise in the specialized field of ethics and discipline. Our attorneys rely on their experience to serve a wide range of clients, representing them before various courts, including the disciplinary committees of professional orders and Comité de déontologie policière, and before disciplinary authorities in the financial world such as Autorité des marchés financiers, Chambre de la sécurité financière, Tribunal administratif des marchés financiers, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, and Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec.

We also have the specialized skills to draft and implement rules of ethics and governance as well as rules and procedures for disciplinary and ethics investigations. Furthermore, some of our professionals act as investigators.

Moreover, we can initiate various judicial review proceedings against administrative, grievance, and other rulings, as well as in cases of injunctions, motions for declaratory judgments, class action suits, and various extraordinary recourses.