Pier-Olivier Fradette

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Associate

Pier-Olivier Fradette practises in the areas of municipal law, municipal contracts management, and land-use planning. His clients include both municipalities and any other persons having an interest in any legal matter involving a municipality. In particular, he is often retained by municipalities to act as counsel for the purpose of providing advice and support to their general management and urban planning departments. He also assists them in verifying the legal compliance of their decisions and their daily activities and operations. 

In addition, he provides the necessary support to municipalities for the planning of projects with short and long-term legal consequences by helping them to avoid any legal obstacles that could arise in relation thereto.

Pier-Olivier has a special interest in call for tenders and the role of the Autorité des marchés publics, which has led him to develop significant expertise in municipal contracts. Thus, he regularly represents both municipal bodies and companies in matters that raise these issues. On this subject, he co-authored, with André Langlois, the 4th edition of the book, Les contrats municipaux par demandes de soumissions (Municipal Contracts through Calls for Tenders).

He is also an advisor on municipal ethics and professional conduct matters and is on the list of qualified advisors published by the Commission municipale du Québec. He can therefore advise elected municipal officials on the actions, and especially the precautions, they should take to comply with the law, their code of ethics and the requisite standard of probity in any situations they face.

Pier-Olivier frequently provides training and gives seminars to various organizations in the municipal sector for vocational and other training programs, and publishes articles on the same subjects in municipal affairs publications.

Author

  • "Les contrats municipaux par demandes de soumissions", 4th ed., Éditions Yvon Blais, co-authored with André Langlois, 797 pages, November 2018

Recent Publications

Training and Seminiars recentrly given

  • Annual conventions of the ADMQ and FQM
  • FQM, 2020, The preparation and participation of elected officials in council meetings
  • ADMQ, 2019, The Autorité des marchés publics and recent case law on municipal management
  • ADMQ, 2019, Environmental protection and wetlands conservation
  • ADMQ, 2018, Municipal contracts in the wake of the adoption of bills 108, 122 and 155
  • COMBEQ, 2018, Wetlands, bodies of water and authorization certificates: what role do the municipalities play?
  • COMBEQ, 2016- 2020, Issuance of permits and certificates: list of rules to be followed
  • Éditions Yvon Blais, continuing education service, March 2018, l’Autorité des marchés publics
  • Barreau du Québec, Symposium on municipal law, March 2017, "La nouvelle Loi sur l’amélioration du statut juridique de l’animal"

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval, 2006
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