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Title: lawyer, partner Year of call: 1977

Expertise: environmental law  |  labor and employment law

A law graduate of Université Laval in 1978, Mr. André Tremblay practiced for 25 years as an attorney specializing in labour law and administrative law. From 2004 to 2010, he joined the management of Produits forestiers Saguenay Inc., a company operating four sawmills in his native Saguenay region. From 2011 to September 2017, he held the position of President/CEO and spokesperson for the Conseil de l’Industrie Forestière du Québec, which represents the interests of businesses in the sawmills, hardwoods, pulp and paper, cardboard and panels industry. Its mandate consisted, specifically, of highlighting the forest industry's contribution to Québec's economic development and demonstrating, through its responsible practices, that it has sustainable forest management at heart.

Assistant: Linda Dumaresq


  • Environmental law
  • Labor and employment law


  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (Université Laval- 1977)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (2018 to date)
  • President/CEO of the Conseil de l’industrie forestière du Québec (CIFQ) from January 2011 to 2017
  • CEO of Produits Forestiers Saguenay Inc., from March 2004 to September 2010
  • Lawyer with the firm Cain, Lamarre, Casgrain, Wells, from 1978 to 2004 et senior partner of the firm starting in 1984
  • Professional practice focused on labour law and administrative law (negotiation, arbitration, workplace health and safety in the industrial and commercial sectors, as well as in the field of health and social services
  • Lecturer (labour law) at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in 1980, 1981 and 1995
  • Negotiator and spokesperson for the employer’s bargaining committee for health and social services during the negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement with the Fédération québécoise des infirmiers et infirmières in 1986
  • Negotiator and spokesperson for the Québec government during the renewal Québec wildlife conservation officers’ collective bargaining agreement, in 1982

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Lecturer (labour law) at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in 1980, 1981 et 1995

Associations, committees, boards