Karine joined Ecojustice in March 2024 as project lead for our sustainable finance work. She comes from the office of independent senator Rosa Galvez where she authored the groundbreaking Climate-Aligned Finance Act introduced in 2022 and drafted based on expert consultations. She also worked hard to ensure the passage of the Canada Net Zero Accountability Act, which the senator sponsored.

A member of the Quebec Bar since 2007, she was the director of the Quebec Center for Environmental Law (CQDE) from 2014 to 2018. She was deeply involved in the injunction that protected beluga whales against an oil terminal in the St-Lawrence and the litigation that lead to the first federal emergency decree order on private land for the western chorus frog, stopping a real estate development in the suburbs of Montréal as well as all files concerning the now defunct Energy East pipeline.

Karine started her career at Davies Ward Philips and Vineberg LLP. She holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, UK and a B.C.L./LL.B. from McGill University’s transystemic law program. She contributed to a diversity of environmental and social justice projects around the world and in Canada. Keenly interested in communication, she appeared in numerous media was awarded the Lawyer of the Year / Tomorrow’s Leader in the alternative career category by the Montréal Young Bar Association in 2015.

When not working, she can be spotted galivanting in the woods.