Pierre Pilote

  • Director | Board of Directors

Pierre Pilote is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Montréal office. Pierre represents and advises the management of various corporations, particularly in matters related to labour relations, occupational health and safety, collective agreement decrees and individual employment contracts. He appears before administrative tribunals and common law courts in grievance arbitrations and on issues falling under the purview of the Commission des lésions professionnelles, the Commission des relations du travail, and the Canadian Industrial Relations Board. Pierre is a skilled negotiator, and as such, he was chief negotiator for the Québec government during the 2012 student conflict. He was also the employer spokesperson in renewing the collective agreements for the Centres de la petite enfance du Québec (Québec child care centres) from 2011 to 2012.

Pierre has developed expertise as a strategic adviser to private-sector companies, as well as to government and parapublic organisations. He was also senior adviser to the minister of consumer and corporate affairs, the president of the Treasury Board and Canada’s minister of finance (1990-1993). During his tenure, he contributed to the reform of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the reform of the Pharmaceutical Patent Protection Regime (C-91).

He has been a member of numerous boards and associations, including: Centre d’entrepreneurship HEC-Poly-UdeM, the Canadian Unity Council, Verdun General Hospital and Association des diplômés de l’Université de Montréal. He currently sits on the boards of directors of Montréal International, Aéroports de Montréal, and Inno-Centre. He has been a member of the CAIJ Board of Directors since June 2017.

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