Guy Tremblay

Guy Tremblay

Consulting Partner, AD. E., Adm.A

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Guy Tremblay is a Consulting Partner at BCF. Over the years, Mr. Tremblay has built a reputation for excellence in labour and employment law. His extensive experience was acquired before the Quebec Labour Relations Board, grievance arbitration boards and common law courts. He has been at the heart of many significant court cases that have shaped labour law. A seasoned negotiator and shrewd strategist, he has been a key player in many labour disputes affecting private companies, and regularly takes part in concluding collective agreements.

Mr. Tremblay is very much involved with several associations, including being a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec of which he was also syndic for nearly 15 years. He sits on a few boards of directors and was President of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers in 2011-2012. He was also elected by the business community as chairman of the Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce in 2001-2002.

From 1997 to 2011, Guy Tremblay was the national co-managing partner of a major Canadian law firm.

He has given numerous conferences on the art of collective bargaining and contingency plans, and has successfully negotiated many such agreements in the private sector.


  • 1972 – 1974 Lawyer with the Government of Québec's Ministère de la fonction publique;

  • 1974 - 1976 Counsel for the Association de la construction de Montréal et du Québec;

  • 1977 - 2014 practiced law at the firm of Heenan Blaikie and was National Co-Managing Partner from 1997 to 2011;

  • 2014 Consulting Partner with BCF Business Law.


For many years, Mr. Tremblay has been recognized as a leader in labour law in the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, published by Lexpert/American Lawyer Media. Moreover, since 2006, he has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of labour and employment law in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White). Best Lawyers also named him 2014 Montreal Lawyer of the Year in labour and employment law. In addition, in the annual survey conducted by Lexpert he is regularly ranked as an expert in labour and employment law.

In 2011, Mr. Tremblay was a recipient of the Quebec Bar’s honorary Emeritus Lawyer title (Ad.E.).

Professional affiliations

  • Ordre des administrateurs agréés

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec


  • "Using Replacement Workers during a Strike or Lock-Out", 2013;
  • "How to prepare for collective bargaining", 2013;
  • "The Quebec labour code of Quebec: 50 years after", March 2014;
  • Review of important decisions in the Labor and employment Law in 2015, September 2015.


  • Every year Me Tremblay awards a $5,000 Guy-Tremblay BCF Scholarship for academic excellence and leadership to an undergraduate law student in the Law Faculty at the Université de Laval.
  • Me Tremblay is the Co-Chair of Vanguard School’s financial campaign, 2014-2019.


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