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R. Luc Beaulieu

Senior Partner

Luc Beaulieu


T:+1 514.847.4428

F:+1 514.286.5474

Luc Beaulieu is a member of our employment and labour law group. He was national chair of this group and a member of our management committee from 2009-2012. 

Mr. Beaulieu practises in employment and labour law, human rights and administrative law (all types of litigation, including judicial review, collective bargaining‎ as a spokesperson and special advisor to executive and management committees). Advising companies on management styles that contribute to reducing or eliminating employees’ interest in unionizing, he has expertise in manufacturing, financial institutions, air transport and airports, aeronautics, broadcasting and cable television. He acted as general counsel to the Canada Labour Relations Board in the 1980s. 

His services are often retained by the Quebec Business Council as a delegate to the consultative council on labour and manpower, and before parliamentary and government committees. He was appointed as amicus curiae by the Department of Justice Canada to defend the respondents’ position regarding the powers of inquiry of the Canada Labour Relations Board before the Supreme Court of Canada in the matter of Canadian Labour Relations Board v Nolisair International Inc. 

Mr. Beaulieu is a frequent writer and speaker on topics of labour law and labour relations.

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  • Year of call
    Quebec 1982
  • Law school
    LL.L., Université de Montréal, 1981
  • Speaking engagements
    • “Labour relations: Repercussions from the ruling in B.C. Health Service,” Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals, Montreal, May 30, 2010.

    Mr. Beaulieu has also been a guest speaker of the following organizations:

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Conseil du patronat du Québec
    • Labour Commissioner General’s Office
    • Labour Court
    • Commission des relations du travail
  • Selected client work
    • Conseil du patronat du Québec
  • Rankings and recognitions
    Best Lawyers in Canada, 2006-2017: Labour and Employment Law

    Chambers Canada, 2016: Employment: Québec

    Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2011-2016: recommended in Employment Law – Management; Labour Relations – Employer

    Who’s Who Legal, Canada 2015: Labour & Employment

    The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, 2011-2013

    PLC Which Lawyer? Cross-border Labour and Employee Benefits Handbook   

    PLC Which Lawyer? Canada: “leading” in Labour and Employment Law

    Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: most frequently recommended for Labour Law

    Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, cited for his “exemplary reputation and well-established practice”
  • Memberships and activities
    • Canadian Bar Association
      • Labour Relations, Human Rights and Freedoms and Constitutional Law Sections
  • Directorships
    • Canadian LabourWatch Association (2009- )