Title : Lawyer, Partner Year of call : 2013

Expertise : litigation | administrative law | environmental law | agricultural and agri-food law

Hotline: 581 543-2707

Isabelle Blackburn primarily practices in civil litigation, administrative law, and environmental law.

She is keen on community involvement, serving on various committees and organizations in the agricultural and agrifood industries. She grew up in a farming family, and from a young age became well aware of the challenges facing businesses in the agriculture sector—an area in which she takes a special interest as a result.

Assistant: Sara Gilbert


  • Litigation (remedies of all types, extraordinary remedies, civil liability)
  • Administrative law (marketing of agricultural, food, and fishing products, organic certification process and controlled designation of origin, preservation of agricultural land and farming activities (CPTAQ), appealing government decisions, food regulations)
  • Environmental law (appeal of government decisions)
  • agricultural and agri-food law


  • Certificate in Environmental Sciences, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (2019)
  • LL.B., Université Laval (2012)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Saguenay (2012 to present)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

Since she began her practice, Me Blackburn has collaborated in the preparation and delivery of some forty municipal, environmental and agricultural training programs, including:

  • Various webinars with the organization Via-Pôles d’expertise en service-agricoles (since 2021)
  • Various webinars for Agricultrices du Québec (since 2020)
  • Various publications for Le Coopérateur magazine (since 2018)
  • Author of the article “The Court of Appeal considers the definition of alienation within the meaning of the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities”, in French, published in the Bâtivert magazine (2024)
  • Conference on the recent case law under the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities at the Association des Aménagistes régionaux du Québec convention (2024)
  • Co-author of the Guide pratique du transfert de ferme, published by Cain Lamarre (2015)
  • Author of the article "Beware of enthusiasm: municipal projects aren't always adopted according to the rules", in French, published in the Québec Municipal magazine (2015).
  • Author of the article: "Legal and political scope: recent global developments in climate change", in French, published in the Vecteur Environnement magazine (2015).
  • Co-author with Me François Bouchard of the chapter "Treatment and legal protection", in French, published in JurisClasseur Québec, collection Droit public, Droit municipal, LexisNexis Canada (2014).
  • Co-author with Me Karine Boies of the article "The civil liability of a municipality in the "excessive" application of its municipal by-laws", in French, published in the specialized magazine BâtiVert (2014)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Regroupement des Tables de concertation bioalimentaire du Québec, member of the board of directors (since 2023)
  • Comité Établissement et transfert en agriculture of the CRAAQ, executive member (since 2016)
  • Les Fermes Solidar inc., vice-president of the board of directors (2016 to 2019)
  • Table agroalimentaire du SLSJ, involvement in a financing committee (2013 to 2018)
  • Atelier de musique de Jonquière, member of the board of directors (2015 à 2017)