The Honourable Paul-Arthur Gendreau is a member of the litigation group. He practised law in Rimouski from 1965 to 1980, first with his father (appointed to the Superior Court in 1967) and then as senior partner in the firm Gendreau Pelletier Gendreau Lavallée Langis & Ass. In 1974–1975, he acted as counsel for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Union Freedom in the Construction Industry (Cliche Commission). He served as Associate Deputy Minister of Justice for the Province of Québec (1980–1982). He subsequently practised law in Québec City as a partner with Langlois Drouin and later with Clarkson Tétrault (now McCarthy Tétrault). He also sat as a member of the board of La Commission des services juridiques. In 1979–1980, he was the President of the Barreau du Bas-St-Laurent and a member of the executive committee of the Québec Bar. He is co-author of a treatise on injunctions published in 1998. Since 2000, he has been Administrator for the Province of Québec in accordance with section 67 of the Constitution Act, 1867. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal on April 16, 1986, and was sworn in on May 6, 1986. He retired from the Court on August 30, 2010, and joined Langlois Lawyers as counsel that autumn.