Rosemarie
Bouchard

Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2009

Expertise : municipal law | environmental law | agricultural and agri-food law | business law

Hotline: 873 389-5103

Rosemarie Bouchard began with Cain Lamarre as a student, then stayed on as an articling clerk and joined as a lawyer in 2009. She completed her master’s in law at Université de Sherbrooke with an essay considering the international trade implications of the legal status of fresh water in Canada–U.S. trade.

Her practice at our Drummondville and Sherbrooke offices focuses on environmental, municipal, labor, and employment law. She provides legal services to clients on local, regional, and international matters.

Assistant: Josée Dufresne

Expertise

  • Municipal law (access to municipal documents, land use and urban planning, municipal jurisdiction and regulatory powers, right of expropriation for public purposes, 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)
  • Environmental law (public hearings and BAPE hearings, quarries and sandpits, government controls, waste management, hazardous materials, land protection and rehabilitation, water quality, air quality, and noise, appeal of government decisions)
  • Agricultural and agri-food law
  • Business law

Education

  • Master's degree in law with specialization in common law and transnational law (Juris Doctor), Université de Sherbrooke (2010)
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (2008)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Sherbrooke (2019 to present)
  • Cain Lamarre, Drummondville (2010 to 2018)
  • Cain Lamarre, Saguenay (2009 to 2010)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • What is new for MRCs following Bills 122 and 155, training given to members of the ADGMRCQ, Quebec (2019)
  • Expansion of the municipality's accounting perimeter: what control mechanisms should be put in place?, training given at the ADMQ Congress, Quebec (2019)
  • Lecturer, Université de Sherbrooke, course DRT 557 of the law degree program, Town planning and development law (2019)
  • Author of several articles on municipal law for publications such as: Bâtivert, published by the COMBEQ, le Juriclip Municipal et environnement de Cain Lamarre, Scribe magazine, published by the ADMQ and the Québec Municipal platform of the FQM
  • « Les regroupements-bénévoles gravitant autour de la Municipalité : quelles sont les règles du jeu? » (“What are the rules of the game for the volunteer associations in the municipality?”) and « L’abécédaire des approbations et autorisations ministérielles en matière de finances municipales » (“The ABCs of ministerial approvals and authorizations with regard to municipal finances”), training seminars for directors general and secretary-treasurers (ADMQ/2016) in Drummondville
  • « La durée de votre contrat de travail, qu’en est-il? » (“What about the duration of your employment contract?”), presented at a gathering of the Centre-du-Québec regional chapter of the ADQM/2015 in Bécancour
  • « Rôles et responsabilités des élus » (“Roles and Responsibilities of Elected Representatives”), training seminar for municipal representatives (FQM/2014) in St-Honoré
  • « Le zonage agricole provincial » (“Provincial Agricultural Zoning”), training seminar for members of the FQM, including building and environmental inspectors (FQM, 2014 and 2015) in Granby and Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Negotiating municipal contracts AND Manager and contractee: how to balance both tasks, one-day workshop for members of Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ), Sherbrooke (2013)
  • New legislation and jurisprudence: 2011 in review, a one-day workshop as part of Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités’ (FQM’s) training sessions, Saint-Wenceslas (2012)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Former member, Comité Élan, Jeune Chambre de commerce de Drummond
  • Former chair, board of directors, Jeune Barreau d'Arthabaska
  • Former member, board of directors, Jeune Barreau d'Arthabaska

Distinctions

  • Named "Volunteer of the Year" at the 2013 Annual Gala of Jeune Chambre de commerce de Drummond