François Côté practises management-side employment and labour law. In particular, he advises employers on grievance arbitration, labour standards, administrative law, health & safety law, and labour relations in the construction industry. He regularly acts as spokesperson at the negotiation table. Mr. Côté regularly represents employers before the Tribunal administratif du travail, formerly known as the Commission des relations du travail and grievance arbitrators, as well as in occupational health & safety complex financing and prevention matters. He also represents employers before administrative tribunals and the courts of civil jurisdiction, regarding provisional, interlocutory and permanent injunctions in the context of labour disputes or in connection with the judicial review of decisions of administrative tribunals. Over the years, Mr. Côté has gained an extensive knowledge in crisis management and in the area of drug and alcohol policies and the management of problems arising from drug and alcohol use. Mr. Côté lectures at Université de Montréal, labour relations in the construction industry. Mr. Côté was Montréal Chair of our Employment and Labour Law Group in 2013 and 2014.
CDPQ Infra Inc., a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, announced on April 12, 2018, that construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project, an automated light-rail transportation system in the greater Montréal area, has officially started. The project comprises 67 kilometres of railway and 26 stations and, once complete, will be one of the largest automated transportation system in the world.