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Member of the Quebec Bar since 2016

Languages: French, English

Catherine joined Woods after having clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Honorable Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.

After starting her career in a national firm, she has worked on major cases relating to class actions, shareholders and contractual disputes, and administrative law. She has also participated in the preparation of several cases that were heard before the Court of Appeal of Quebec and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Having completed a Bachelor in Public Affairs and International Relations as well as a Master in Constitutional Law, Catherine has a rich experience in public law. Her expertise in this field allows her to handle the different constitutional issues that may arise in the civil and commercial disputes in which she is involved.


2014   Université Laval, Faculty of Law, Bachelor in Civil Law (LL.B.)
2013 Université Laval, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Master of Law (LL.M.)
2010   Université Laval, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bachelor in Public Affairs and International Relations (B.A.)


Quebec Bar
Canadian Bar Association
Young Bar Association of Montreal


Honour Roll of the Faculty of Law at Université Laval
Honour Roll of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Université Laval
Honour Roll of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Université Laval
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC)
Master’s scholarship of the Research Chair on Democracy and Parliamentary Institutions
Master’s scholarship of the 1963 graduating class of Université Laval’s Faculty of Law on Parliamentary or Government Institutions
Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal


Catherine Mathieu, La réforme du Sénat en marge des procédures multilatérales de modification constitutionnelle, Faculté des études supérieures, Université Laval, 2013, http://www.theses.ulaval.ca/2013/30318/.

Catherine Mathieu and Patrick Taillon, “Le fédéralisme comme principe matriciel dans l’interprétation de la procédure de modification constitutionnelle” (2014) 60 :4 McGill Law Journal 763.

Catherine Mathieu and Patrick Taillon, “Aux frontières de la modification constitutionnelle: le caractère para-constitutionnel de la réforme du Sénat canadien” (2013) 5 Revue québécoise de droit constitutionnel 1.

Catherine Mathieu and Patrick Taillon, “Populisme ‘démocratique’ en Suisse : L’adoption de deux récentes initiatives populaires contraires aux engagements internationaux plonge la Confédération helvétique dans l’embarras” (2011) 7 Bulletin de l’Observatoire international sur le racisme et les discriminations 5.


Obtained the dismissal of an Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action aimed at obtaining compensations in regards to rebates that were presented by the Plaintiffs as disguised fees in mobile monthly plans and compensations in regards to imposed fees to unlock cell-phones in Marie-Kim Harvey & al. v. Vidéotron G.P. & al.