MONTREAL, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Heenan Blaikie is pleased to
announce that the Honourable Martin Cauchon, former Minister of Justice
and Attorney General of Canada, will be joining the firm as a partner.
Mr. Cauchon, who will be based in Montreal, will leverage his vast
experience to the benefit of local and foreign businesses that wish to
seize opportunities offered by the knowledge-based economy and market
In addition to supporting his colleagues across the country and playing
a role on the international scene, Mr. Cauchon will team up with Heenan
Blaikie's Plan Nord experts to serve companies looking for business
opportunities and partnerships. Mr. Cauchon will draw upon his in-depth
knowledge of the Chinese market to help develop and implement Heenan
Blaikie's China strategy.
"The arrival of the Honourable Martin Cauchon within our team is a
milestone event for our firm and for our clients," said Mssrs Robert
Bonhomme and Norman Bacal, National Co-managing Partners. "Mr. Cauchon
brings superior expertise to our clients as a first rate advisor who
can support them in their projects in Quebec and Canada as well as at
the international level."
Mr. Cauchon has distinguished himself throughout his political career,
holding a number of high profile positions within the federal
government. As Secretary of State (Economic Development Agency of
Canada for the Regions of Quebec) from January 1996 to January 2002, he
supported small to medium-sized businesses and various other parties
involved in the economic development of the province.
He was also the Minister of National Revenue from August 1999 to January
2002 as well as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada from
January 2002 to December 2003. In this role, Mr. Cauchon rose to
prominence through his involvement in human rights issues. He also
successfully passed a bill to modernize the Criminal Code with respect
to the criminal liability of organizations, while also taking into
consideration problems linked to fraud in Canadian financial markets.
Prior to his political career, Mr. Cauchon practised civil and
commercial litigation law from 1985 to 1993. Since 2004, he has
practised commercial law with another large law firm.
Among his new colleagues at Heenan Blaikie, Mr. Cauchon will be working
with the former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Jean
Chrétien, in whose Cabinet he served in many ministerial roles,
including as Minister responsible for Quebec. He will also join former
Quebec Premier Pierre Marc Johnson, and many other renowned
personalities, including Mr. Marcel Aubut, President of the Canadian
About Heenan Blaikie
Heenan Blaikie is one of the leading business law firms in Canada.
Founded in Montreal in 1973, it has thrived over the last four decades.
Today, Heenan Blaikie has more than 575 lawyers and professionals
practising in Canada's four largest provinces: Quebec, Ontario, British
Columbia and Alberta. The firm is also very active on the international
scene, namely through its Paris office and Singapore representative
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