Pierre Trépanier, Commissioner
Pierre Trépanier was appointed as Commissioner to the Canadian Section of the International Joint Commission in April 2008.
Mr. Trépanier has been a member of the Labour and Employment Group of the law firm of Heenan Blaikie where he was a partner from 1975 until his retirement on December 31, 2007. He has considerable and extensive experience in labour relations as a legal advisor to national and international corporations, particularly in the negotiation of collective agreements. He has represented clients before all courts as well as administrative and quasi-judicial tribunals, at both the provincial and federal levels.
Acknowledged for his expertise, Mr. Trépanier has spoken at many conferences and participated in numerous seminars on labour relations. He was an instructor of occupational health and safety seminars at the McGill University Management Institute from 1983 to 1990.
From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Trépanier was chairman of the Board of Magnétothèque, an audio book production centre for the visually challenged; he was a member of the board of Berlitz Canada from 1991 to 2001, and of Berltiz GlobalNet Canada until 2001. He has served on the advisory board of Care Canada for several years.
Mr. Trépanier has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell´s highest rating ("AV") for his skills and sense of ethics.