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ISABELLE
Blackburn

Title: lawyer Year of call: 2013

Expertise: administrative law  |  environmental law

Isabelle Blackburn primarily practices in civil litigation, administrative law, and environmental law.

She is keen on community involvement, serving on various committees and organizations in the agricultural and agrifood industries. She grew up in a farming family, and from a young age became well aware of the challenges facing businesses in the agriculture sector—an area in which she takes a special interest as a result.

Her fields of specialization include:

  • Agriculture and Agrifood
  • Environment
  • Real Estate

Assistant: Josée Pellerin

Expertise

  • Administrative law (procedures regarding foreign workers, marketing of agricultural, food, and fishing products, organic certification process and controlled designation of origin, preservation of agricultural land and farming activities (CPTAQ), appealing government decisions, food regulations)
  • Environmental law (public hearings and BAPE hearings, quarries and sandpits, government controls, waste management, carbon credit market, hazardous materials , land protection and rehabilitation, water quality, air quality, and noise, appeal of government decisions)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (2012)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Saguenay) (2012 to present)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • "Attention à l'enthousiasme, les projets municipaux ne s'adoptent pas toujours dans les règles de l'art," article published in Québec Municipal (July 2015)
  • "Portée légale et politique: développements mondiaux récents en matière de changement climatiques," article published in Vecteur Environnement (March 2015)
  • Co-author, with François Bouchard, of an article entitled "Traitement et protection juridique," published in JurisClasseur Québec, collection Droit public, Droit municipal, LexisNexis Canada (July 2014)
  • Co-author, with Karine Boies, of the article "La responsabilité civile d'une municipalité dans l'application dite « excessive » de sa réglementation municipale," published in the trade publication BâtiVert (winter 2014)
  • Co-author, with Charles Brassard, of the article "Les aspects bénéfiques d'une gestion adéquate de la propriété intellectuelle pour l'entreprise," published in Bulletin de droit économique de la Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval (2013)
  • Research assistant for lawyer Raymonde Crête at Université Laval for her course on corporations

Associations, committees, boards

  • Vice-chair, board of directors, Les Fermes Solidar inc.

  • Member of CRAAQ's Établissement et retrait de l’agriculture committee

  • Member, board of directors, Atelier de musique de Jonquière