Pierre-Marc Johnson, former Premier of Quebec

Pierre-Marc Johnson, former Premier of Quebec

Pierre-Marc Johnson, GOQ is a lawyer and physician, who formerly served as the Premier of Quebec. He is recognized for his expertise in international trade negotiations, international partnerships, and environmental and health law. He is the Government of Québec’s chief negotiator for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union as well as for the softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States. Counsel to Heenan Blaikie in Montréal since 1996, Mr. Johnson has been lead counsel and strategic adviser for international partnerships and foreign investments with respect to new information technologies, entertainment, real estate, and financial products. He also has extensive experience in international negotiations with the United Nations on environmental and development issues. He has advised the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

Pierre-Marc participated in Panel 1: Climate Change and Multilateralism.