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CLÉMENT
Massé

Title: lawyer Year of call: 1974

Expertise: labor and employment law  |  real estate law  |  administrative law

Boasting 43 years of experience, Clément Massé, Q.C., began his career in Rivière-du-Loup, where he still works. He practices primarily in labor law, both for employers and non-unionized employees; in civil law, particularly real estate law with regard to neighborly relations; and professional and bank liability in addition to handling many cases dealing with estate law. He has also developed expertise in administrative law pertaining to agriculture as well as the administration of the property of others.

Clément has always been highly active in his community’s social, sports, cultural, and political scenes. In the Lower St. Lawrence region he is known for his outspokenness, having hosted a weekly program on a Rivière-du-Loup radio station from 1998 to 2002. From 2006 to 2014, he was a weekly editorial writer for Radio-Canada station CKRT-TV in Rivière-du-Loup.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration
  • Native Affairs
  • Agriculture and Agrifood
  • Environment
  • Real Estate
  • Groups and Associations

Assistant: Carmen Lafrance

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, individual labor relations)
  • Real estate law (property law, leasing law, sales and acquisitions)
  • Administrative law (professional conduct, ethics, and governance, administrative remedies)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (1973)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Rivière-du-Loup) (2011 to present)
  • Rioux Bossé Massé Moreau (Rivière-du-Loup)
  • Lefebvre Carter Ratté Lefebvre (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Instruction on labor law at Université du Québec à Rimouski for municipal and financial executives
  • Various training sessions at Université de Sherbrooke on legal, social, and political issues affecting the elderly
  • Various lectures and training sessions on labor law and civil law for association members and regional businesspeople

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Quebec Bar’s Administrative Justice Committee
  • Member, Quebec Bar Motions Committee
  • Member, Federal Judicial Affairs Advisory Committee
  • Chair, Lac Saint-Pierre de Mont-Carmel Protection Committee
  • President, Committee on the Future of the Mont-Carmel Church
  • Former chair, Committee of Private Practice Attorneys for the Negotiation of Legal Fees
  • Former president, Association des avocats et avocates de province
  • Former member, advisory group on administrative tribunals that gave rise to the Ouellet Report
  • Former board member, Ducks Unlimited Canada in Québec
  • Former board member, Commission de la capitale nationale à Ottawa
  • Former board member, Club de golf de Cacouna
  • Former president, Quebec chapter of the Progressive Conservative Party

Distinctions

  • President of the Bas-Saint-Laurent/Gaspésie/Îles-de-la-Madeleine Bar Association (2016-2018)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Queen's Counsel (Q.C.)
  • Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.)
  • Named Personality of the Rivière-du-Loup RCM Chamber of Commerce
  • Named “Personality of the Year” by Fondation Bouchard