Marie-Claude
Veilleux

Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2008

Expertise : municipal law | environmental law

Hotline: 873 389-5096

Marie-Claude Veilleux mainly practices in municipal, environmental, and public administration law. She consults for the day-to-day management of municipalities and collaborates with various municipal stakeholders in matters of access to information, land use and urban planning, the environment, contract management, and municipal management on a daily basis. Ms. Veilleux prepares and drafts legal opinions, municipal by-laws, intermunicipal agreements, tender documents, and other acts or documents required by the various laws governing municipal bodies. Called to the Barreau in 2008, she joined the Cain Lamarre team at the Sherbrooke office in 2019.

Assistant: Hélène Garneau

Expertise

  • Municipal law
  • Environmental law
  • Taxation

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Université de Sherbrooke (2007)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Sherbrooke (2019 to present)
  • Monty Sylvestre Conseillers Juridiques Inc., Sherbrooke (2015 to 2019)
  • Monty Coulombe, Sherbrooke (2008 to 2015)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Speaker, "Le régime d’appel d’offres dans une perspective éthique" ("The Tendering System: An Ethical Perspective"), Colloque de formation Monty Coulombe (2013)
  • Instructor, "La Loi sur l’accès aux documents des organismes publics et sur la protection des renseignements personnels" ("The Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information"), Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) (2012 to present)
  • Instructor, "Les nouvelles obligations du directeur général" ("The New Obligations of the General Manager"), Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) (2012 to present)
  • Municipal and environmental law instructor for elected officials and civil servants of municipal organizations, members of the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM), and the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ); offers customized training to meet the specific needs of municipal clients
  • Instructor, "Rôles et responsabilités de l’élu municipal" ("Roles and Responsibilities of Municipal Elected Officials"), training given to newly elected officials by the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) (2008 to present)
  • Instructor, "Développer le comportement éthique" ("Developing Ethical Behaviour"), training given to elected officials by the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) (2011 to present)
  • Instructor, "L’accès aux documents des organismes municipaux et la protection des renseignements personnels" ("Access to Municipal Organization Records and the Protection of Personal Information"), training given to the Corporation des officiers municipaux agréés du Québec (COMAQ) (2012 to present)
  • Speaker, "Loi sur l’accès aux documents des organismes publics et sur la protection des renseignements personnels" ("The Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information"), conference given by Monty Coulombe S.E.N.C. to municipal officers (2010)
  • Speaker, "Règles régissant le processus d’octroi des contrats, l’éthique et la déontologie dans le monde municipal" ("Rules Governing the Contracting Process: Ethics and Professional Conduct in the Municipal World"), lecture given during the regional conference of the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) (2010)
  • "Appels d’offres : Comment éviter les écueils – Théorie et pratique" ("Calls for Tenders: How to Avoid Pitfalls – Theory and Practice"), lecture given by Monty Coulombe S.E.N.C. to municipal elected officials and civil servants (2009)