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Pierre Delisle

Consulting Partner, Lawyer

Pierre Delisle, Ad. E.


Complexe Jules-Dallaire, T1
2828 Laurier Blvd., 12th Floor
Quebec City, Quebec G1V 0B9
418 266-4500 418 266-4515

Pierre Delisle practises mainly in the areas of property law (zoning and urban planning), municipal taxation (assessment and expropriation) and administrative law (municipal and education law). He assists many energy sector stakeholders (wind farms, biomass, hydroelectricity) in their development projects, particularly with respect to their administrative and environmental challenges.

Pierre has made numerous appearances before Canadian judicial and administrative tribunals, including the Commission municipale du Québec, the Tribunal administratif du Québec, the Superior Court of Québec, the Federal Court, the Court of Québec, the Court of Appeal of Quebec and the Supreme Court of Canada. As legal counsel, he acted on behalf of liquidators of Le Prêt hypothécaire company in 1980, the Fédération des caisses d’entraide économique du Québec from 1982 to 2002, and the Joint Committee for the Flat Glass Industry in 2001-2002.

He was a member of the Office des professions du Québec delegated to the Comité de révision des honoraires des dentistes et des optométristes (Review Committee on Dentists’ and Optometrists’ Fees) from 1978 to 1985 (Health Services Insurance Plan). In September, 2010, He was appointed as a member of the Québec City's residential land valuation work group, which analyzed and revise the city's residential land valuation system in-depth.

In 2003, Pierre drafted a report for Quebec’s Ministère des Affaires municipales, du Sport et du Loisir (Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Sports and Recreation) with respect to labour relations and human resources management to establish methods of bridging the municipalities and Ministry together (Project MAMM-14). He was corporate counsel to Gaspésia Papers, L.P. on the Papiers Gaspésia Inquiry (2004-2005). Pierre also participated in the drafting of case studies regarding the city “demergers” in Lévis, Quebec City and Sherbrooke in collaboration with the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton consulting firm (2003-2004).

Pierre is governor of the Université Laval, Barreau du Québec and Collège François-Xavier-Garneau foundations. He was a member of the Planned Gifts Committee of Centraide Québec and the Fondation communautaire du grand Québec.

Pierre was President of Collège François-Xavier-Garneau from 1987 to 1992, and Vice-President of the Fédération des cégeps from 1988 to 1990.

  • Called to the Barreau du Québec (1969)
  • LL.M. (Municipal Law), Harvard University (1970)
  • LL.L., Université Laval (1968)
  • B.A., Université Laval (1965)
  • Best Lawyers (2013-2020) - Administrative and Public Law
  • Barreau du Québec - Advocatus Emeritus
  • Procureur général du Canada (1989) - Nominated Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.)
  • “La fiscalité locale : municipale, scolaire et régionale”, 2nd edition

    Mr. Pierre Delisle, Les éditions Wolters Kluwer, July 2019

  • L’expropriation, la réserve pour fins publiques et l’expropriation déguisée : Procédures et principes d’indemnisation

    2017: Published a volume of more than 800 pages, (les éditions Wolters Kluwer, August 2017), in collaboration with Mr. Joseph-André Roy and valuators Alain Roy and Denis Savoie (now retired). This reference tool will be of interest to all policy makers and real estate professionals (i.e., lawyers, notaries, valuators, developers, urban planners, surveyors, bankers, and insurers). It expounds upon the Quebec Expropriation Act, the Federal Expropriation Act, and the rules of the Civil Code of Québec in terms of forced taking of possession. The authors also address the concept of indirect expropriation in the field of international trade agreements. Click here to view the table of contents;

  • L’expropriation, la réserve pour fins publiques et l’expropriation déguisée : procédures et principes d’indemnisation

    (Pierre Delisle, Joseph-André Roy, Alain Roy and Denis Savoie) Wolters Kluwer Quebec Ltee, 2017;

  • “Les ententes de développement municipalités-promoteurs”

    Publication of a book, co-authored with Attorney Joseph-André Roy (December 2015). You can find the table of contents here;

  • “La fiscalité locale : municipale, scolaire et régionale”

    Publication of a 500-page book [Local taxation: municipal, school and regional] co-authored with Attorney Joseph-André Roy (December 2014). This book examines the rules governing the preparation of the property assessment roll used as the basis for municipal, school and regional taxation. The authors discuss taxpayer recourses for contesting entries on the roll as well as several tax issues of interest to investors in commercial, institutional, industrial or residential real estate (promoters’ contributions, special development taxes, transfer taxes, transfer of land for parks, etc.). You can find the table of contents here;

  • “L'évaluation foncière résidentielle à la Ville de Québec - État de la situation et perspectives d'amélioration”

    Report, submitted to Québec City's Executive Committee, February 18, 2011, in Québec. The report (in French only) is available here.

  • Since 2006, focuses his business activities on manufacturing and energy industries (wind, hydro, pipeline), especially in their relations with the public administration.
  • June, 2017

    “L’expropriation, la réserve pour fins publiques et l’expropriation déguisée en droit québécois et canadien”, Conference at the symposium of the Ordre des évaluateurs agréés du Québec, Longueuil

  • May 2017

    Symposium on “L’expropriation, la réserve pour fins publiques et l’expropriation déguisée en droit québécois et canadien”, (in collaboration with Wolters Kluwer) Quebec and Montreal

  • November 6th, 2015

    Les relations fiscales entre les municipalités du Québec et les gouvernements supérieurs (provincial et fédéral)”, Colloque international France – Québec : Autonomie fiscale au Québec et en France, Sorbonne Paris

  • July 3rd, 2015

    Pactes fiscaux : Municipalités-Gouvernements” (In French only), 4th Taxation Symposium, Université de Laval


    “Les obligations de consultation des autorités publiques et l'encadrement juridique de la participation”


    “Anticipating and Responding to Key Multijurisdictional Aspects of Procurement”


    “Comment intervenir auprès des instances municipales, provinciales et fédérales”

  • February 2014

    “La taxe scolaire - ses ramifications”, Legal adviser of the Montréal Island School Boards

  • March 2014

    “Les taxes à taux variés”, Barreau du Québec

  • May 2014

    Three seminars on local taxation in (Québec City, Laval and Brossard)

  • May 2015

    Two seminars on development agreements between municipalities and developers in (Quebec City and Montreal)

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Municipal Law Committee, Québec Bar;
  • Member of the Selection Committee of Advocatus Emeritus, Québec Bar;
  • Member of the Executive Committee of Université Laval (2004 to 2007);
  • Member of the Ethics Committee of members of the Board of Directors of Université Laval (2004, to 2006) and of the Board of Directors of Université Laval (2004 to 2007);
  • President of the Commission d’examen des processus de gestion à l’Université Laval (CEPGUL) (Review Commission on Université Laval’s Management Processes) (2005);
  • President of the Board of Directors of Collège Francois-Xavier (1987 à 1992);
  • Vice President of the Fédération des CEGEP (1988 to 1990).