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Title: lawyer Year of call: 2004

Expertise: real estate law  |  municipal law  |  litigation

Since joining Cain Lamarre in 2004, Martine Tremblay has practiced in municipal law, environmental law, and agricultural law. She has helped prepare a number of cases related to requests for tenders, access to information, and expropriation. She has served as penal prosecuting attorney on behalf of several municipalities, and is an Attorney General’s prosecutor du Québec. She also appears in civil court, specializing in major latent defect cases.

Martine is actively involved in her community, sitting on a number of committees, including Association des Femmes en Affaires Lac-St-Jean-Est and the organizing committee of the 52nd Jeux du Québec finals in Alma. She has delivered numerous presentations and training sessions to municipal stakeholders and is a lecturer for the land use and urban planning course at Cégep de Jonquière.

Her field of specialization:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)

Assistant: Karen Villeneuve


  • Real estate law (construction law, property law)
  • 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, extra-contractual liability, remuneration of elected municipal officers)
  • Litigation (insurance, remedies of all types, extraordinary remedies, civil liability)


  • LL.B., University of Ottawa (2002)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Alma) (2008 to present) (Saguenay: 2006 and 2007, Jonquière: 2003 to 2006)
  • Industry Canada, Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (Ottawa)
  • Mantha Phillips (Gatineau)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Various lectures on municipal and environmental law for FQM (Fédération québécoise des municipalités), COMAQ (Corporation des officiers municipaux agréés du Québec), COMBEQ (Corporation des officiers municipaux en bâtiment et environnement du Québec), ADMQ (Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec), and the Alma-Jonquière ZIP (Zones d’intervention prioritaires) committee
  • Lecturer, Cégep de Jonquière, "Municipal inspection" and "Urban planning and design" programs
  • Various articles on environmental, municipal, and agricultural law in COMBEQ’s Bâtivert magazine, FQM's Quorum magazine, and in Le Quotidien

Associations, committees, boards

  • Chair, Association des Femmes en Affaires Lac-St-Jean-Est
  • Volunteer director of training and human resources for the organizing committee of the 52nd Jeux du Quebec finals in Alma
  • Member, beautification committee, City of Alma
  • Former secretary, board of directors, Association des Femmes en Affaires Lac-St-Jean-Est
  • Former member of committees, Table agroalimentaire (Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean)
  • Former chair, board of directors, Groupe Naïades
  • Former director, Club Photofocus (Alma)
  • Former chair, executive committee, Alma-Jonquière ZIP (Zones d’intervention prioritaires)
  • Former secretary, Réseau environnement, Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Former chair, Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean Junior Bar Association
  • Member, organizing committee, lecture day, Réseau environnement, Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean (2006-2007 edition)
  • Former senior vice chair, executive committee, Alma-Jonquière ZIP (Zones d’intervention prioritaires)


  • University of Ottawa scholarship for academic excellence