Marc Décarie, LL.L.
(514) 736-0707 ext.6
Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1985, Marc Décarie obtained a Law degree from the University of Ottawa. He has, since 1987, specialized in Occupational Health and Safety as well as management of workplace injuries and personal disability.
A valued member of the specialized resources of our firm, Mr. Décarie provides expertise and advice on site as well as before the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) and other administrative boards acting in matters of global disability management and Occupational Health and Safety. His expertise covers Prevention matters as well as Claims management and CNESST Finance.
He also collaborates with the Société québécoise d’information juridique (SOQUIJ) where, since 2004, he has long been participating in the updating of CNESST case law by summarizing Commission des lésions professionnelles (CLP) and now Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT) decisions in all types of cases relating to Health and Safety.
Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Decarie has worked as Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety Director for Ultima Foods inc. (Yoplait), where he was responsible for negotiating and managing four (4) collective agreements as well as health and safety for the Company’s various sites in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada.
He also worked as a Disability Management advisor for an international benefits consulting firm, where he worked with numerous employers in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada, in particular in the automobile and air-transportation sectors. He was also involved in the creation of the first CNESST Safety Groups (« Mutuelles de prevention ») in Québec.
He was Director – Technical Services and Occupational Health and Safety for the Conseil du Patronat du Québec (CPQ, Quebec’s Employers Council, representing the employers of 65% of Quebec’s labour force). In that capacity, he acted as advisor to the Employer representatives on the CNESST’s Board of directors as well as negotiator on numerous legislative and statutory committees. He managed the Employers’ negotiating team for the second phase of the ratemaking reform instituted by the CNESST as well as during the judicial reform that led to the suppression of an appeals level and the creation of the CLP, now the TAT. He was also a member of the Scientific Council of the Institut de recherche en santé et sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST).
Previously, Mr Décarie practised law in one of Montreal’s larger firms where he assisted his clients in matters of CNESST claims management and represented them before various boards and tribunals.