Chairperson and Full-Time Member
Luc Bélanger has extensive experience as a lawyer with the Department of Justice Canada. From 2005 to 2011, he led the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada legal services team in litigation against tobacco manufacturers. During this time, Mr. Bélanger developed a strong interest in using new technologies for administering and managing a high volume of documentary evidence in both paper and electronic formats.
From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Bélanger was a member of Sedona Canada Working Group 7. He contributed actively to the 2015 publication of the second edition of the Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery.
Between 2012 and 2014, Mr. Bélanger put his leadership and experience to contribution for the creation of the National eDiscovery and Litigation Support Services Team in Justice Canada's Litigation Branch. During this time, he also created and co-chaired the eDiscovery Practice Group at Justice Canada. He initiated the development and implementation of a National Litigation Readiness Standard.
From 2014 to 2017 Mr. Bélanger worked with Employment and Social Development Canada legal services. He argued before the Social Security Tribunal of Canada and participated in drafting legislation for the Canada Pension Plan enhancement that starts in 2019.
Mr. Bélanger holds a civil law degree (LL.L.) from the University of Ottawa and is a member of the Barreau du Québec. He is the spouse of Ms. Josée Drouin and has three children: Léonie, Augustin and Calixa.