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Labour & Employment
LAW SCHOOL: McGill University
BAR ADMISSIONS: Northwest Territories (2017), Nunavut (2017), Québec (2014), New York (2012)
Marie-Pier works in the McLennan Ross Yellowknife office, working with our Northern clients on employment, labour and immigration issues. She provides advice on collective bargaining and collective agreements interpretation, employment standards, disciplinary issues, human rights, workplace safety and privacy, as well as assisting clients with the drafting and implementation of workplace policies.
Marie-Pier’s passion for helping others is evident in her extensive social justice background. While studying law at McGill University, Marie-Pier specialized in international human rights and development and volunteered at the McGill Legal Information Clinic and at Educaloi, a non-profit organization focused on public legal education. She began her career at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya, where she advised UN staff members on employment and disciplinary issues and represented clients before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal. Upon her return to Canada, Marie-Pier coordinated the Montreal City Mission’s Seniors’ Mobile Legal Clinic, offering free, legal services to vulnerable seniors in immigration and administrative law. Before moving to Yellowknife, Marie-Pier clerked for Madam Justice Tremblay-Lamer at the Federal Court of Canada and assisted in immigration, employment, administrative and international law matters.
Since joining McLennan Ross in 2017, Marie-Pier has represented clients in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut before a number of administrative tribunals, the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court of Canada. She has also assisted in the negotiation of numerous of collective agreements for municipal and non-municipal clients, as well as presented at several conferences on labour and employment issues, such as impairment in the workplace, workplace harassment and disciplinary policies.
In her spare time, Marie-Pier is an avid reader and somewhat of an accidental mountaineer, having successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and other mountains in Europe and the U.S. by joining her partner, an actual mountaineer, on some of his adventures around the globe. She loves the Arctic winter and is working hard on training her beloved husky mutt Freya to pull a sled.
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Marie-Pier has presented at the following seminars:
In addition to being the French Executive Editor of the McGill Journal of Law and Health from 2009-2011 and Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief at the International Journal of Migration and Border Studies in 2015, Marie-Pier has published the following articles: