The Honourable Marie-Josée Bédard
Credit: Jean-Marc Carisse
Born in Montreal, Justice Bédard studied at the University of Ottawa where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in administration in 1989 and a degree in civil law in 1992. Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1993, she practiced with the firm Bédard, Saucier in employment law, administrative law and municipal law. In 1999, she joined the Société de transport de l'Outaouais as Director of Human Resources and Legal Counsel for labour relations. She then held the position of Special Advisor to Senior Management, and she was nominated General Manager of the organization in 2006. In 2008, she was nominated Vice-Chairperson of the Public Service Labour Relations Board, a position which she held until her nomination on May 14, 2010, as judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.