Meet Your Commission

The Honourable Jules Allard (Chair)

Jules Allard (Chair)

The Honourable Jules Allard, S.J.C., obtained his law degree from Université Laval. He has been practising law since 1966 and has been a member of the Canadian Bar since 1975. He served as president of the Barreau d'Arthabaska in 1976 and of the Barreau du Québec in 1979 and 1980. He was appointed Judge of the Quebec Superior Court in 1986. From 1995 to 2005, he was the judge in charge of the administration of justice in the districts of Arthabaska and Frontenac. Justice Allard became a supernumerary judge in 2005. He has served on a number of Court committees, including four years as secretary-treasurer and then as chair of the general committee of Quebec Superior Court judges during the terms of chief justices Larry Poitras and Lyse Lemieux.

Justice Allard served on the Quebec Superior Court civil procedure committee from 1992 to 2012. He chaired the committee of Superior Court regional judges, Quebec division, from 2002 to 2004, and served on the committee on courthouse security from 1995 to 2006. Justice Allard continues to serve on judicial education committees. At the national level, he has served on several executive committees, including as Vice-President of the Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association under the presidency of the Honourable Louise Mailhot of the Court of Appeal.

Mr. Michel Doyon (Member)

Michel Doyon (Member)

Mr. Michel Doyon obtained his Ph.D. in history and his law degree from Université Laval. He has been practising law in Quebec since 1972, when he was admitted to the Barreau du Québec (provincial bar association). He has sat on the board of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and a number of other corporations. He served as president of the Barreau du Québec in 2003 and of the Barreau du Québec in 2007. He has chaired a number of committees of the bar and currently serves on the continuing education committee. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992 and Emeritus Lawyer in 2009.

Mr. Raymond Hudon (Member)

Raymond Hudon (Member)

Mr. Raymond Hudon is a full professor of political science at Université Laval and holds a Ph.D. from Queen's University in Kingston. His research focuses on representation in democratic systems, political party favouritism, interest groups and lobbying. He has published extensively, having written books, chapters in anthologies, and articles in national and international reviews. His most recent publications include La politique, jeux et enjeux (2011) and Engagements civiques et politiques de jeunes (2012). He has also participated in numerous international conferences and taught at a number of foreign universities. He has served on the boards or executive councils of the Société québécoise de science politique, the Canadian Political Science Association, the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and many others.

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