Olivier
Lacoursière

Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2020

Expertise : labor and employment law | health law

Hotline : 873 379-2040

Me Olivier Lacoursière has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2020 and practices at the Rouyn-Noranda office. A law graduate of the University of Ottawa, he also obtained a Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization.

With particular expertise in administrative investigations and psychological or sexual harassment complaints, Me Lacoursière is an accredited investigating lawyer by the Quebec Bar conducting workplace investigations.

In addition, he acts daily as a business partner for various companies in labour relations matters whether they are small SMEs, public institutions, or large corporations. His mandates have led him to plead before the Administrative Labour Tribunal or arbitration tribunals. In health law, Me Lacoursière frequently assists health and social services centres before the Court of Québec and the Superior Court in matters of individual rights.

Available and attentive to his clients' needs, Me Lacoursière is known for his resourcefulness, creativity, and straightforwardness. Driven by great intellectual curiosity, he is appreciated by his team and knows how to stand out by his composure and the quality of his arguments.

Highly involved in his community and region, whether at the cultural, business, or sports level, Me Lacoursière is President of the Board of Directors of the Dallaire Municipal Golf Club as well as Vice-President of the Relève en affaires of the Rouyn-Noranda Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was also president of the Relay for Life of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Me Lacoursière was awarded several scholarships and prizes as a student. He was also president of the Outaouais Civil Law Students' Association at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law. Me Lacoursière's favourite pastimes include golf, the arts and performing arts. He also has a keen interest in politics. He is passionate about major socio-political challenges and their impact on human rights, including access to education and quality health care for vulnerable or marginalized communities.

Assistant: Véronique Fleury

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, human rights, occupational health and safety funding, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations, occupational health and safety)
  • Health law (ethics, care, and institutional care)

Education

  • LL.L., University of Ottawa (2019)
  • Honours BSocSc in International Development and Globalization, University of Ottawa (2019)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, articling student, Rouyn-Noranda (2020)
  • Cain Lamarre, student, Rouyn-Noranda (2019)
  • Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Law Student– Labour Relations (2018)
  • Evenko, Law Student (2017)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • "Harassment in the workplace – legal aspects. Program to combat psychological or sexual harassment in the workplace (CNESST)", training provided to the members of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Rouyn-Noranda (2021)
  • “Act respecting the protection of persons whose mental state presents a danger to themselves or to others, c. P-38.001”, training provided to health and social service providers (2020-2021)

Associations, committees, boards

  • President of Relay For Life Canadian Cancer Society, Rouyn-Noranda (2019)
  • Vice-Chair, Commitee, Relève en affaires de la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Rouyn-Noranda (CCIRN)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Corporation des fêtes pour tout le monde (Osisko en lumière and Fête d’hiver de Rouyn-Noranda).
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors, Club de Golf Municipal Dallaire, Rouyn-Noranda

Distinctions

  • Bourse pour l’implication et la réussite Cain Lamarre (2019), Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa (2019)
  • Dean Award, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa (2019)
  • Honorable Mention Delegation Award for participation with the National Model United Nations (NMUN) New York (2019)
  • Grand Maillet, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa (2018 to 2019)
  • Merit list of the Dean, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa (2018 to 2019)
  • Louis Pedneault Award (2018)
  • Maillet implication, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa (2017)
  • Jean-Charles Bonenfant Foundation Award (2015)
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal (2013)