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Veilleux, Charles-A.
Charles-A. Veilleux
Lawyer and founding partner

Fields of Practice

  • Class actions;
  • Civil and commercial litigation;
  • Environmental law;
  • Expropriation law;
  • Municipal law.

Bio

Over the course of a 40 year career, Mr. Veilleux, due to his knowledge of municipal law, has had the privilege of representing clients from all four corners of Quebec.

Whether he is defending private clients and businesses or representing municipalities in their efforts to ensure that by-laws are respected, Mr. Veilleux is always working to the high standard that are the foundations of the law firm that bears his name.

His long established career dealing in environmental law has led him to be head legal counsel for several Regional County Municipalities (RCM). His client list has included the RCM of Matapedia with respect to their plans to develop wind farms in partnership with private enterprises and Hydro-Québec Distribution. Within that mandate, Mr. Veilleux had to bear in mind the social, urbanism and environmental needs of the 18 municipalities and 7 territories the RCM represents before making his recommendations.

Other environmental projects he has provided legal counseling to include the valorization of the methane emissions from landfills for use in generating the energy needed by tomato producing greenhouses.

Having been a partner at Pothier Delisle from 1972 to 2008, Mr. Veilleux has found ways to share his substantial experience with the community by being a founding member of Les Amis des plaines d’Abraham, a member of the board of directors and legal counsel for Asthmédia Inc. as well as a member of various other political, social and community organizations.

Since he had the experience of being an attorney for several municipalities in the province of Quebec, Mr. Veilleux was chosen to represent the municipality of Shannon, near Quebec City, in a suit that led to a 19 million dollar settlement between the Government of Canada and Shannon.

This settlement allowed the municipality to build a water supply system thus minimizing the consequences of the contamination of the water table by trichloroethylene and its break-down product, vinyl chloride. Mr. Veilleux was the most qualified litigator to spearhead the residents in their class action.

Professional and Social Activities

Mr. Veilleux is a member of the Quebec Bar’s Municipal Law Committee, and of the Association des évaluateurs municipaux du Québec.

Educational background

Mr. Veilleux has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Collège des Jésuites de Québec and a law degree from Université Laval.

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