Denis Blanchette is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office, practising in public law, with a focus on Aboriginal law, governance, the administration of justice, the protection of the environment, and resource development. He works primarily with the Crees of Eeyou Istchee on the implementation of various aspects of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (1975) and related agreements, including the New Relationship Agreement with Canada (2008), the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance between the Crees and Canada (2017), and the Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement (2010). Denis advises on various initiatives concerning federal and provincial legislative reforms, government relations affecting Indigenous people, and related government policy. Before joining Gowling WLG, Denis was a law clerk to Justice Peter Cory at the Supreme Court of Canada and he was involved with international organizations in Africa and Latin America where he participated in the implementation and management of projects involving institutional reform, justice, and the protection of human rights. He has been recognized in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada.