Title : Lawyer Year of call : 1999

Expertise : municipal law | litigation | agricultural and agri-food law

Marie-Noël Gagnon is a hard-working professional with vast experience in municipal, agricultural, and administrative law. Reputed for her wide-ranging expertise, she handles a variety of civil law and litigation cases. She puts her skills to work for municipalities and agrifood businesses. She has also made her mark as an author, teacher, and speaker with a number of associations.

Marie-Noël is an active contributor to her community, sharing her experience and time with various boards of directors and community organizations. In 2007, she was named winner of the “Making Our Way” Contest organized by the Québec Government’s Youth Secretariat.

Her fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Agriculture and Agrifood

Assistant: Héléna Bergeron

  • Ethics and deontology advisor, Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire


  • Municipal law (access to municipal documents, land use and urban planning, municipal jurisdiction and regulatory powers, right of expropriation for public purposes, municipal taxation, functioning of municipal councils, elections, ethics, and professional conduct , contract management, preservation of agricultural land and activities, work relations , extra-contractual liability, remuneration of elected municipal officers)
  • Litigation (remedies of all types, extraordinary remedies, civil liability)
  • agricultural and agri-food law


  • LL.B., Université Laval (1998)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Saint-Félicien) (2006 to present) (Roberval: 2003 to 2006, Jonquière: 2000 to 2003)
  • Mario Bouchard et Associés (Alma)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Instructor, land planning legislation and regulations, Cégep de Jonquière
  • Various lectures on municipal law to municipal employees and regional associations
  • Various training sessions for Fédération québécoise des municipalités
  • Author of several articles on municipal law published in BâtiVert (COMBEQ), Quorum (FQM), and Scribe (ADMQ)
  • Articles on psychological harassment in the workplace in the journal Femmes d’ici

Associations, committees, boards

  • Vice-president, Corporation de la vieille fromagerie Perron de Saint-Prime
  • Vice-president, Cégep de Saint-Félicien Foundation
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Hôtel-Dieu de Roberval Foundation
  • Member, organizing committee, Festival du fromage de Saint-Prime
  • Former member, board of directors, Chambre de commerce et d'industrie du secteur Saint-Félicien
  • Former chair, Chambre de commerce et d'industrie du secteur Saint-Félicien
  • Former member, board of directors, Centraide
  • Former chair, Festival du Cowboy, Chambord
  • Former member, Kiwanis Club
  • Former member, board of directors, Centre québécois de développement durable


  • The "Leader of tomorrow" award of the Association des femmes de carrières du comté de Roberval in 2006
  • Regional winner of the "I take my place" provincial contest of the Regroupement Action-Jeunesse 02 in 2007