The Governors Council

The YBM’s Governors Council consists of outstanding legal personalities and business people such as :

  • former presidents of the YBM,
  • members of the judiciary,
  • expert lawyers in their field of law,
  • prominent business people from Quebec and Canada,
  • the current Bâtonnier of the Bar of Montreal,
  • the current Bâtonnier of the Barreau du Québec.

The members of the Governors Council are appointed by unanimous decision of the YBM’s Board of Directors.

The Governors Council acts as the YBM’s advisory committee; its expertise and ideas providing priceless guidance regarding YBM’s future direction. The members of the Governors Council meet twice a year to fulfill the following tasks:

  1. to serve on the jury during the Gala du JBM” Les leaders de demain”
  2. to advise on the YBM’s new projects and strategic directions discussed at the special session of the Board of Directors (usually the YBM’s Board of Directors caucus»)
  • the Bâtonnier of the Barreau du Québec
  • the Bâtonnier of the Bar of Montreal
  • The Chief Justice of Québec
  • the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Québec
  • the Chief Justice of the Court of Québec
  • the Chief Justice of the Federal Court
  • the president of the Professions Tribunal
  • the President of the Human Rights Tribunal
  • the presiding judge of Montréal’s Municial Court
  • the Preisent of the Canadian Bar Association, the Quebec branch
  • the President of the Lord Reading Law Society
  • the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
  • the Dean of the Faculty of Law, McGill University
  • the Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciennce and Law, the UQAM
  • the Rt. Hon. John Turner, former Prime Minister of Canada counsel for Miller Thomson Pouliot and former President of the YBM
  • the Hon. Mtre.L.-Yves Fortier,senior partner of Ogilvy Renault and former President of the YBM
  • Mtre. François D. Ramsay, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel for Yellow Pages and former President of the YBM
  • Mtre. Yves St-Arnaud, Legal Services Director, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., and former President of the YBM
  • Mtre. Caroline Ferland, Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd and former President of the YBM
  • Mtre. Claude Béland, former President of Desjardins Group

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