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The Honourable Guy Cournoyer


Justice Cournoyer was a member of the Barreau du Québec from 1987 to 2007. He was a partner at the law firm of Shadley Battista, LLP, where he practiced Criminal Law and Disciplinary Law. He has appeared before trial courts in criminal and penal divisions, the Quebec Court of Appeal, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. He is one of the founding members of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defense Lawyers (CCCDL). He was President of « l'Association québécoise des avocats et avocates de la défense (AQAAD) » from 1995 to 1996. He was Associate Legal Counsel for the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women, presided by Madam Justice Louise Arbour in 1995-1996. In 1997-1998, he was Counsel for the « Commission d’enquête chargée de faire enquête sur la Sûreté du Québec ». In 2004-2005, he was Associate Legal Counsel for the Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities presided by Justice John H. Gomery. He taught Criminal Law at McGill University, l’Université du Québec à Montréal, and l’École du Barreau, where he also taught Ethics and Professional Responsibility. From 1995 to 2006, he was a member of the Faculty of the Federation of Law Societies’ National Criminal Law Program.  He is the author of the Annotated Criminal Code: Cournoyer-Ouimet and is co-author of the « Code des professions annoté ». He was appointed to the Superior Court of Quebec on May 10, 2007, and to the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on July 30, 2009.

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