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New puisne judge named in Quebec

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 12:41 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Johanne Brodeur who is general counsel and director of litigation for the Union des producteurs agricoles, has been appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court for the district of Montréal.

Justice Brodeur served as chair of the professional inspection committee of the Barreau du Québec before becoming bâtonnière of Longueuil and then bâtonnière of Quebec. She has taught civil law and evidence at the École du Barreau. Justice Brodeur is a co-author of Le grand collectif: Code de procédure civile, and she has also published about human rights issues, particularly food security and the right to food. She is also a commissioner of the Commission des services juridiques (legal aid).

Before she joined the Union, Justice Brodeur worked at Brodeur, Boileau and Associates in Saint-Hyacinthe where she practised family and agricultural law.

She replaces Justice Francine Nantel, who resigned effective Dec. 1, 2017.