Mario Caron is a senior partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada and Chair of the Canadian real estate team. His focus is real estate M&A, project development and financing, infrastructure, commercial leasing and municipal taxation. He also has a more general commercial practice that involves representing corporations upon start-up and in major transactions such as acquisitions and joint ventures. Mr. Caron acts on behalf of several Canadian and foreign corporations and regularly advises a number of pension funds and financial institutions, particularly in the areas of real estate development, project financing and the establishment of tax-driven vehicles for the holding of assets. He studied law at Laval University and University of Western Ontario and was called to the Québec Bar in 1984. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Urban Development Institute where he chairs the Economic Development Committee.
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.