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Former Quebec cabinet minister joins Fasken in Montreal

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 12:05 PM | By Peter Carter

Former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister David Heurtel is joining Fasken’s Environmental Law and Climate Change Practice Group in the firm’s Montreal office.

Heurtel represented the electoral district of Viau as a Liberal member of the Quebec National Assembly from 2013 to 2018. He served as minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Fight against Climate Change and more recently as minister of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusiveness.


David Heurtel, Fasken

In the environmental field, he managed several initiatives aimed at environmental protection and sustainable land revitalization. Heurtel represented Quebec in processes that included the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Paris and Marrakech. He chose to not run for re-election in the most recent Quebec provincial election.

“We are very pleased to welcome David to the firm,” said Éric Bédard, managing partner for the Quebec region. “His impressive career combined with his significant expertise in the environmental field will support and strengthen the firm’s know-how in this vital economic area.”

Heurtel will focus on issues in relation to the consequences of the modernization of the Environment Quality Act; the development of industrial projects subject to the environmental impact assessment and examination procedure and the associated social acceptability issues; as well as transactions of the joint Quebec-California carbon market.