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Pierre-Alexandre
Boucher

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Mr. Boucher joined Belanger Sauvé’s Labour Law Section in 2014. At that time, he already had extensive experience in the academic sphere. He has a PhD in Physics and was a lecturer at the University of Ottawa from 2007 to 2012.

In addition to labour relations, he is particularly interested in constitutional law, human rights and freedoms, and issues involving review standards in administrative law.

Services

Administrative Law
  • Public freedoms and human rights
Labor and Employment Law
  • Negotiation of collective agreements
  • Accreditation disputes
  • Financing and compensation for accidents at work
  • Job evaluation
  • Judicial supervision of labor courts
  • Individual employment contracts and labor standards
  • Termination and disciplinary measures
  • Grievance and dispute arbitration
  • Salary equity
  • Pension and benefit plans
  • Occupational health and safety prevention

Training

Barreau du Québec

2014

LL.L.

University of Ottawa
2013

Ph.D. in Physics

University of Ottawa
2011

M.Sc.

University of Ottawa
2006

B.Sc.

University of Ottawa
2004

Gaston Descôteaux prize

Prize awarded to the student with the highest score in the Labor Law course.

Grégoire Lehoux prize

Prize awarded to the student with the highest score in the Administrative Law course.

Dean's Award

Prize awarded to a student for his academic excellence and his contribution to the Faculty

Professional Accomplishments

Pierre-Alexandre Boucher has been practicing in the firm’s labour law section since July 2014.

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He supervised the mooting team from the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Laskin Moot in constitutional and administrative law. In 2015, his team took the prize for the third best team, and in 2016 they reached the finals and were awarded the prize for the fourth best team.

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From 2007 to 2012, he lectured in physics at the University of Ottawa to classes of 30 to 100 students. He taught courses on the fundamental principles of physics (Newtonian mechanics, thermodynamics and electricity) and modern physics (relativity and introduction to quantum mechanics).

Affiliations & Activities

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Publications

Mr. Boucher has written numerous articles in his areas of expertise, including the following:

Loi 15 et suspension de l’arbitrage
(January 2017)

Loi réformant la négociation collective dans le secteur municipal
(November 2016)

Propos offensants sur Twitter : l’employeur doit prévenir
(August 2016)

L’article 240 Cct accorde une protection contre les congédiements « sans cause »

(July 2016)

Projet de loi réformant la négociation collective dans le secteur municipal
(June 2016)

VIDÉO – Les motifs raisonnables donnant ouverture à la surveillance d’un employé
(May 2016), with David Coderre

La cigarette électronique: interdiction en milieu de travail
(May 2016), with Tommie-Anne Côté.

Sens à donner aux mots « en matière d’emploi »
(September 2015)

Contexte et climat social: est-ce suffisant pour créer une présomption de discrimination? 
(July 2015)

VIDÉO – La liberté d’expression de l’employeur dans ses rapports collectifs de travail: une réalité?
(
May 2015)

Prière et obligation de neutralité des municipalités: opinion de la Cour suprême
(
April 2015)

Registre des armes à feu: décision de la Cour suprême
(March 2015)

Liberté de religion: la Cour suprême se prononce à nouveau
(March 2015)

L’utilisation du téléphone intelligent au travail; est-ce possible de sanctionner?
(March 2015)

Modification de tous les régimes de retraite à prestations déterminées établis par des organismes municipaux
(December 2014)

Pierre-Alexandre Boucher has also published several articles in scientific publications on topics related to his doctoral thesis for his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Ottawa.