Laurin joined RSS in 2007 after initially working for the Federal Government as
an Executive Assistant to a Deputy Minister at the Treasury Board, responsible
for Administrative Politicy for the Federal Government in Ottawa, subsequently
in Transportation Law with the Federal Department of Justice and Transport, and
later with various law firms in Montreal.
specializes in Administrative Law, Labour Law, Health Law and Litigation,
fields in which he is most active today after having practiced in Maritime Law.
Laurin represents various clients before Administrative Tribunals and Civil
Courts and has had the opportunity of pleading with success before the Supreme
Court of Canada a leading case on reasonable accommodations; a case where he
acted for the employer before the arbitrator, Superior and Quebec Court of
Appeal and Supreme Court.
Laurin pleaded with success before the Canadian Supreme Court for the McGill
University Health Center, the case “McGill
University Health Center (Montréal General Hospital) and Syndicat des employé(e)s de l’Hôpital de Montréal
(Brady matter)” in 2007 (2007 SCR 4).
is active in various professional associations. Me Laurin has given several
conferences on matters pertaining to employment law and rights and freedoms of
was, until recently, member of the Montreal Bar Committee on administrative
Laurin has been, in the past, a member of boards of several non-profit
organizations, such as the Canadian Red Cross (Quebec division) and VON
(Montreal branch). Me Laurin trained as an infantry officer with the Canadian
Officers Training Corps (COTC) and served as an officer with the Black Watch
(RHR), Les Fusiliers
Mont-Royal and Cameron Highlanders in Ottawa. He is on the Board of the Officers
Chub of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal (FMR)
Laurin, in his spare time, is interested in fly fishing, cross country skiing,
music and travel.
Me Laurin always attempts to give clients an
accurate assessment of their case and avoid long, useless and expensive legal
wrangling. Direct and ethical, he has had a long lasting relationship with his
clients. He is respectful of work done by his opponents or colleagues and
always tries to find fair and reasonable solutions to issues opposing the
parties. He has a multi-disciplinary and efficient approach to resolving