Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

May 22, 2009 11:38 ET

Mtre Christiane Brizard Is Awarded the Title of Companion of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 22, 2009) - The Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec awarded the title of Companion of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec to Mtre Christiane Brizard at the prestigious Soiree FCA, held on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

"The Ordre is fortunate to have Mtre Brizard on board. Her boundless determination is equalled only by her many talents, and her singular contribution has considerably advanced the interests of our profession," remarked Jean-Pierre Allaire, FCA, Chair of the Ordre.

Awarded for the first time in 2006, the title of Companion of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec, designated by the initials C.OCAQ, is intended to formally recognize non-members who have made an outstanding contribution to the CA profession.

Admitted to the Barreau du Quebec in 1981, Mtre Brizard worked for 12 years at the law firm of Desjardins Ducharme Stein Monast, first as an articling student, then as an employee and finally as a partner. From the outset, she represented the Ordre in various matters, including those involving illegal practice. In 1993, she founded Brizard Laflamme Robinson and became responsible for all the cases the Ordre entrusted to the firm.

In 1998, she joined the Ordre and set up the Legal Affairs Department. As department director, she was in charge of various, and at times highly complex, projects, where she demonstrated unswerving commitment and exemplary professionalism. In 2007, she was appointed Vice-president, Legal Affairs and Records. Over the years, Mtre Brizard has successfully represented the Ordre on a number of committees of the Quebec Interprofessional Council (QIC), including the legislation committee. She was also a member of the task force on the reduction of the regulatory burden and the task force on the practice of the profession within a partnership or a joint-stock company, both of which were created by the Ministere de la Justice as part of the action plan to update Quebec's professional system. Thanks to her expertise, know-how and people skills, Mtre Brizard is one of the most respected lawyers within Quebec's professional system.

In addition, Mtre Brizard is involved in the Barreau du Quebec, where she is a member of its Disciplinary Council. She also teaches at the Ecole du Barreau and sits on the professional examination committee.

"Mtre Christiane Brizard is a valuable partner of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec and we felt strongly about recognizing her contribution by honouring her at our Soiree FCA," concluded Daniel McMahon, FCA, President and CEO of the Ordre.

With a membership of over 17,500 CAs and 1,900 candidates for the practice of the profession, the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the most demanding admission criteria and ethical standards.

Contact Information

  • Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec
    Caroline Emmanuel
    External Relations Manager
    514-982-4615 or 1-800-363-4688, ext. 4615
    c.emmanuel@ocaq.qc.ca