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    Marie-Pier Leduc
    LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

    Committed to excellence in representing her clients' interests

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Associate

OFFICE: Yellowknife

DIRECT LINE: 867.766.7679

EMAIL: mleduc@mross.com

PRACTICE AREAS:
      Labour & Employment
      Immigration

INDUSTRY GROUPS:
      Northern

LAW SCHOOL: McGill University

BAR ADMISSIONS: Northwest Territories (2017), Nunavut (2017), Qu├ębec (2014), New York (2012)

Assistant: Sonya Robinson

Assistant Phone: 867.766.7675

Assistant Email: srobinson@mross.com

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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.

Education:

  • B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University
  • Certificate in History, Université du Québec à Montréal

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Treasurer, Northwest Territories Law Foundation (2017-Present)
  • Section Chair – Immigration Law, CBA-NT (2017-2019)
  • Member-at-large, Canada Bar Association, Northwest Territories Branch (2017-2019)
  • Member, Société Québécoise de Droit International
  • Member, Canadian Council on International Law
  • Member, National Association of Women and the Law
  • Former Volunteer, McGill Legal Information Clinic
  • Former Volunteer, Educaloi

 

Presentations

Marie-Pier has presented at the following seminars:

  • “2020 Labour Law Year in Review”, McLennan Ross Seminar, 2021
  • “2019 Labour & Employment Year in Review”, McLennan Ross Seminar, 2020
  • “#MeToo in the Workplace”, 2019 Local Government Administrators of the Northwest Territories Conference, 2019
  • “Hiring Foreign Workers”, Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn, 2019
  • “Is Canada Any Better?: The Detention of Minor Migrants in Canada”, CBA-NT Seminar, 2019
  • “Complying with Foreign Workers Requirement: How to Survive an Immigration Audit”, McLennan Ross Seminar, 2019
  • “Collateral Consequences to Criminal Charges”, 2019 CBA-NT Conference, 2019
  • “2018 Labour & Employment Year in Review”, McLennan Ross Seminar, 2019
  • “Terminating an Employee: A Step-by-Step Guide”, 2018 Human Resources Management for Indigenous and Northern Organizations, 2018
  • “Impairment in the Workplace”, Cannabis Conference, 2019
  • “2017 Labour & Employment Year in Review”, McLennan Ross Seminar, 2018
  • “Marijuana in the Workplace”, 2017 Nunavut Association of Municipalities Conference, 20217
  • “Marijuana in the Workplace”, 2017 Local Government Administrators of the Northwest Territories Conference, 2017

Publications

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:

 

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