Two appointments by the Council of Ministers

Me Hugo Cyr.  Source: LinkedIn


Me Hugo Cyr. Source: LinkedIn

These are two lawyers with very different backgrounds that the Council of Ministers has just appointed.

Me Jean-Pierre Gagne was again appointed as a full-time member of the Commission québécoise des libérations conditionnelles, of which he has been a member since 2017.

After beginning his career in private practice – criminal and civil law – Me Jean-Pierre Gagné worked as a counsel for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Community Development Corporation.

He then joined the Commission des normes du travail as a mediator and inspector-investigator. He works as an investigator in matters of psychological harassment.

In 2006, Me Magné joined the Ministry of Justice as coordinator in the human resources department. The following year, he joined the Department of Health and Social Services as an investigation and inspection consultant.

The course of this bar 1998 continued at the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) as a legal consultant in ethics, then as a lawyer-coordinator in the human resources department.

Me Jean-Pierre Gagne holds a law degree from UQAM.

Me Hugo Cyr is appointed member of the Board of Governors of the University of Quebec.

An expert in constitutional law, artificial intelligence and legal theory, the lawyer has a long career in the academic world, which he began as a research assistant in constitutional law and legal theory at the University of Montreal… to now be the Director General of the National School of Public Administration (ÉNAP).

After his first steps in university, Me Cyr joined McGill University as a constitutional law lecturer and legal researcher.

It is then at UQAM that the lawyer joins. For twenty years, he has been successively professor of law, director of graduate programs in law, then dean of the faculty of political science and law at UQAM from 2015 to 2020. He is currently full professor at the Montreal university.

In January of this year, he was named director general of ÉNAP, and member of the board of directors.

At the same time, this bar 1999 has been in private practice as counsel since 2000. He has acted as a consultant for federal, provincial and foreign government departments and agencies.

Mr. Hugo Cyr holds bachelor’s degrees in civil law and common law from McGill University. He holds a master’s degree in law from Yale Law School, and a doctorate in law from the University of Montreal.

The lawyer was vice-president of the UNESCO Chair for the study of the philosophical foundations of justice and democratic society from 2003 to 2009. He chaired the Law Reform Committee of the Canadian Bar Association. He sits on the scientific committee of the Quebec Institute for Law and Justice Reform.

Me Cyr is a member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Diversity and Democracy (CRIDAQ), Director of the Federalism of Cooperation, Asymmetry and Solidarity axis of the Center for Political Analysis Constitution and Federalism (CAP-CF), member of LegalIA, a research group on legaltechs, and HumanIA, a research collective in social sciences and humanities on artificial intelligence.


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