Former Quebec Finance Minister Monique Jérôme-Forget Joins Osler

    MONTREAL, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP announced today
that former Quebec cabinet minister Monique Jérôme-Forget has joined the firm
as a Special Advisor based in its Montreal office.
    Mme Jérôme-Forget was a Member of the Quebec National Assembly from 1998
until earlier this year and served as Minister of Finance, Minister of
Government Services and, President of the Treasury Board and Minister
responsible for government services. In addition, she has been a Vice Rector
at Concordia University, Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare
Canada, President and CEO of the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du
travail and Chair of its related research institute.
    She has been active with a number of community, cultural, medical and
educational organizations for several years and has also been President of the
Institute for Research on Public Policy as well as a columnist for The
Financial Post and Les Affaires.
    Mme Jérôme-Forget holds a PhD in Psychology from McGill University and
has also studied at Université de Montréal, John Hopkins University, and the
University of London.
    "We are very pleased to welcome Mme Jérôme-Forget as a Special Advisor to
Osler. Her extensive and diverse experience in the local and national
community will be extremely valuable to our clients," said Brian Levitt,
Co-Chair of Osler.
    Mme Jérôme-Forget said: "Osler's growing practice in Quebec as well as
its national and international presence in business law makes it the right fit
for me. I look forward to working with my new colleagues across the firm and
helping them advise our clients."

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is widely recognized as one of Canada's
leading law firms, with more than 450 lawyers serving clients from offices in
Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and New York. For more about Osler, visit

For further information:

For further information: Line Fiset, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, (514)
904-8168,; Judy Stein-Korte, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP,
(416) 862-4219,

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