Chloé Fauchon

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Associate

Chloé Fauchon practises with the firm's Administrative Law Group, representing various businesses, municipalities and other public bodies before the courts in the areas of environmental law, land use planning and development, municipal affairs, penal law and administrative law. She also acts as a legal advisor in the same areas of the law, particularly for projects to set up or expand business establishments (industrial and commercial) and various other transactions.

Chloé is passionate about communications and has authored a number of publications in different areas of the law. She is also regularly asked to give training courses and seminars. During the first years of her practice, she was invited to explain the legal significance to the public in various media of current issues in the news.

Also during her first years of practice, and while she was studying law, Chloé distinguished herself in various moot court competitions, which gave her the opportunity to plead before the Honourable William Ian Corneil Binnie, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

During one university semester, she did a legal internship with the Department of Legal Affairs of the Quebec Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine and the Ministère de l’Éducation, des Loisirs et des Sports.

Representative mandates

  • Participated in representing various companies and municipalities in defence of penal prosecutions (particularly in environmental matters) and of administrative fines
  • Participated in representing various municipalities in injunction proceedings brought under the Environment Quality Act
  • Assisted the independant counsel for the Canadian Judicial Council in the public inquiry concerning Justice Michel Girouard
  • Assisted the chief prosecutor for the Coroner’s Office in the public inquiry on the fire at the Résidence du Havre in L’Isle Verte 
  • Participated in representing a corporation in an action in nullity against a ministerial decision
  • Participated in representing a municipal official in an action challenging his removal from office before the Administrative Labour Tribunal, and subsequently in judicial review before the Superior Court 

Interviews

  • Participation in two interviews on the powers of syndicates of co-owners over the regulation of tourist accommodation (RDI Économie and the Radio-Canada Program, 15-18), 2017
  • Participation in four interviews concerning the Act and Regulation respecting tourist accommodation establishments (Le Devoir, TVA-Salut Bonjour, 98,5-Paul Arcand and Radio-Canada - L’heure de pointe), 2016

Publications

  • C. Fauchon, Commentaire sur la décision 9120-4883 Québec inc. c. Ville de Saint-Rémi – Le recours en expropriation déguisée dans un contexte de protection des milieux humides: le prix collectif à payer pour la protection de l’environnement (Comment on the decision in 9120-4883 Québec inc. c. Ville de Saint-Rémi – The action based on disguised expropriation in the context of wetlands protection: the collective price to be paid for environmental protection), Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, Octobre 2018
  • C. Fauchon and C. Fortin, Commentaire sur la décision Ville de Rivière-du-Loup c. Procureure générale du Québec – L’interprétation de la notion de "matière résiduelle" au sens de la Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement et ses règlements: une affaire ou l’innovation se bute à la loi, (Comment on the decision in Ville de Rivière-du-Loup c. Procureure générale du Québec – Interpretation of the concept of “residual matter” under the Environment Quality Act and its regulations: a case in which innovation is hampered by the law,) Éditions Yvon Blais, 2018
  • C. Fauchon, Harcèlement criminel: les journalistes doivent-ils s’inquiéter? (Criminal harrassment: should journalists be worried?), L’Actualité, 2018
  • C. Fauchon and M. Thiboutot, Mise à jour du Fascicule 19 "Le régime contractuel de l’État" (Update to Fascicule 19 “The contractual regime of the State”), LexisNexis Canada, 2018
  • C. Fauchon and S. Pierrard, Commentaire sur la décision Cedrom SNI inc. c. La Dose pro inc. – L’exception permettant l’utilisation d’une œuvre protégée par droit d’auteur à des fins de communication de nouvelles, (Comment on the decision in Cedrom SNI inc. v. La Dose pro inc. – The exception allowing for the use of copyright-protected works for news reporting purposes), Éditions Yvon Blais, 2017
  • C. Fauchon and C. Fortin, Commentaire sur la Loi modifiant la Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement afin de moderniser le régime d’autorisation environnementale et modifiant d’autres dispositions législatives notamment pour réformer la gouvernance du Fonds vert (projet de loi no 102), (Comment on the Act to amend the Environment Quality Act to modernize the environmental authorization scheme and to amend other legislative provisions, in particular to reform the governance of the Green Fund (Bill 102)), Éditions Yvon Blais, 2017
  • D. Bouchard and C. Fauchon, Regard sur la jurisprudence 2014-2016 en matière de protection de l’environnement, Développements récents en droit de l'environnement 2017, (Review of the environmental protection case law from 2014-2016), Volume 433, Éditions Yvon Blais
  • C. Fauchon, L’obligation d’obtenir un certificat d’autorisation et l’exécution nécessaire de travaux urgents dans un cours d’eau à l’aube de la réforme de la Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement, (The obligation to obtain an authorization certificate and the need for urgent work in a watercourse on the eve of reforms to the Environment Quality Act, Bâtivert, COMBEQ, 2017
  • C. Fauchon, L’affaire Rossdeutscher, la reconnaissance de la vaste portée du pouvoir d’inspection des officiers municipaux, (The Rossdeutscher case, recognizing the vast scope of the powers of inspection of municipal officers) Bâtivert, COMBEQ, 2015
  • D. Bouchard, C. Fauchon, V. Belle-Isle, K. Opalka, L'adaptation aux changements climatiques, une préoccupation plus qu'environnementale, (Adapting to climate change, an issue that transcends the environment) Développements récents en droit de l'environnement 2014, vol. 385, Éditions Yvon Blais
  • Participated in drafting a speech entitled “Updates and changes to disciplinary sanctions” for the Annual Advanced Administrative Law and Practice Conference, Canadian Institute, 2014
  • D. Bouchard and C. Fauchon, L’occupation du domaine public non autorisée: une source potentielle de vices de titres, (Unauthorized occupation of the public domain: a potential source of title defects), Cours de perfectionnement du notariat, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2013

Training courses

  • Instructor for COMBEQ: "Les milieux humides et hydriques: quels rôles pour les municipalités" (Wetlands and bodies of water: what roles will municipalities play?), spring 2018
  • Instructor for the FQM: "Rôles et responsabilités des élus" (Roles and responsibilities of elected officials), winter 2018
  • Instructor for Éditions Yvon Blais: "La nouvelle Autorité des marchés publics: ses pouvoirs et ses effets sur les municipalités et les contrats municipaux" (The new Autorité des marchés publics: its powers and effects on municipalities and municipal contracts), winter 2018

Conferences

  • Speaker for the Fleurons du Québec: "Règlementation municipale et agriculture urbaine" (Municipal bylaws and urban agriculture), 2019
  • Speaker for the ADMQ "Les pouvoirs d’inspection des fonctionnaires municipaux" (Inspection powers of municipal officials), 2019
  • Speaker for the M&A Club Quebec: “L’autorité des marchés publics en 5 questions” (The Autorité des marchés publics in 5 questions), 2018 and 2019
  • Speaker for the Barreau du Québec with the Honourable Simon Ruel, Judge of the Court of Appeal: "Conversation avec la magistrature – La justice, un modèle à remodeler?", (Conversation with the judiciary — Justice, should the model be remodelled?) 2018
  • Speaker for the ADMQ: "Modification à la Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement: effets sur le travail des responsables de l’accès des municipalités", (Amendments to the Environment Quality Act: effects on the work of municipal access officers), 2018
  • Speaker for the Table de concertation de l’industrie du cinéma et de la télévision de la Capitale-Nationale: “Introduction au droit d’auteur” (Introduction to copyright law), 2017
  • Speaker at a zone conference of the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec: "L’abrogation des attestations de conformité en droit de l’environnement: comment y faire face?", (How to deal with the elimination of compliance certificates in environmental law?) 2017
  • Speaker at the Conference on recent developments in environmental law of the Barreau du Québec, 2017
  • Speaker for the Association des économistes et estimateurs de la construction: "Projet de loi 108: les nouvelles règles applicables en matière de surveillance des contrats des organismes publics", (Bill 108: the new rules applicable to the oversight of the contracts of public bodies), 2017
  • Speaker at a zone conference of the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec: "Revue annuelle de jurisprudence", (Annual review of case law), 2016
  • Speaker at a zone conference of the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec: "Réforme de la gouvernance des MRC: impacts de la suppression de l’obligation de confier l’exercice de leurs pouvoirs en matière de développement local à un CLD et de la dissolution des CRÉ", (Reform of the governance of RCMs: impact of the elimination of the obligation to assign their powers over local development to a CLD and of the dissolution of the CREs), 2015
  • Speaker for the environmental law section of the Canadian Bar Association: “Annual Case Law Review”, 2015
  • Speaker for two zone conferences of the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec: "Revue de la jurisprudence récente en matière d’éthique et de déontologie municipale", (Review of recent case law on municipal ethics and good conduct), 2014
  • Speaker for the Fédération québécoise des municipalités: "Le rôle du maire et du directeur général", (Roles of the Mayor and Director General) 2014, 2015 and 2016

Professional and community activities

  • Member of the Environment Committee of the Jeune Barreau de Québec (Young Bar of Quebec City), 2019
  • Moderator of a panel discussion on the environment before the screening of the documentary, Demain, at the Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec, 2018
  • Host of the show Projection Libre, aired on MATv, 2016 to 2017
  • Participant in the Défi 100 jours de l’Effet A, 2016
  • Member of the luncheons committee of the Chambre de commerce de Québec, 2014 to 2017

Distinctions

  • First prize (Rabat d’Or), for best pleader of the Jeune Barreau de Québec, 2018
  • Scholarship from the Pierre-Cimon Fund for distinguishing herself in her performance in the Laskin moot court competition, 2012
  • First prize (Jeremy Oliver) at the Laskin Pan-Canadian Moot Court Competition, 2012
  • Scholarship in municipal law from the UMQ, ADGMQ and COMAQ for her article on a topic of interest in municipal affairs and for her overall academic record, 2011

Education

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec since 2014
  • LL.B., Université Laval, 2012
    (Dean's Honour Roll)

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Chair of the administrative law section of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch, 2015 to 2018, and member of the executive committee, since 2013
  • Secretary and member of the board of directors of the Table de concertation de l’industrie du cinéma et de la télévision de la Capitale-Nationale, since 2016
  • Co-Chair, Vice-President and member of the board directors of SPIRA, 2015 to 2019
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