Paul Lalonde


Paul serves a large client base in the public, broader public and private sectors, including employers who operate in the construction industry. He provides counsel in a wide range of labour and employment matters, and has gained considerable experience in the areas of employee and labour relations as well as occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance.

Paul provides strategic advice and counsel to employers faced with union organizing campaigns, and frequently represents employers in unfair labour practice complaints, applications for certification, and other proceedings before labour boards. He also has considerable collective bargaining experience, often acting as the spokesperson for his clients at the bargaining table, and when necessary providing strategic advice in strike and lockout situations, and representation at interest arbitration proceedings.

Paul also provides advice and representation in wrongful dismissal, employment standards, and human rights matters, and assists employers with the development and implementation of strategies to minimize the costs associated with terminations and workplace accidents, and in achieving compliance with the numerous and seemingly ever increasing statutory and other legal obligations that are imposed on employers.

Originally from Ottawa, Paul joined a management-side labour and employment boutique in Toronto soon after his call to the Bar. He joined Emond Harnden in January 2006 and he has been a Partner at the firm since 2013.


Paul is a Carleton University graduate and obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University.

Paul was called to the Bar of Ontario in July 2003.

Paul is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, and County of Carleton Law Association.  He is also a former member of the Ontario Labour Relations Board Advisory Committee.

Paul is has been on the Board of Directors of Roger Neilson House since 2019, and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Caring and Sharing Exchange from 2013 to 2018 and was President of the Board from 2015 to 2018.

In 2023, Paul joined the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of PEI.

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