Lynda A. Bordeleau
Partner, Head of Police Law Group
Lynda A. Bordeleau is a Partner with Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall restricting her practice to administrative law and labour and employment law. Lynda has focused her practice on police regulatory matters on behalf of police management. Her devotion to, and expertise in, this area has made the firm one of the very few in Canada that specializes in police regulatory law.
Lynda’s areas of expertise in police law include misconduct prosecutions, officer injury and accommodation, performance management, human rights complaints and both interest and rights arbitrations. She is also a central resource for police operational opinions, risk management assessments, and board governance issues. Lynda has appeared before provincial boards and arbitrators on policing issues across Canada.
Lynda also has considerable expertise in advising municipalities on general municipal law issues as well as labour and employment matters unique to the municipal sector. Lynda has been retained by municipalities to conduct a wide range of municipal by-law prosecutions and advocacy before administrative tribunals.
In both her police and municipal law practice, Lynda advises clients on information and privacy issues including compliance with municipal and provincial Freedom of Information legislation and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Lynda provides training and policy development in the area of privacy legislation and its impact on media communications. She regularly advises her clients on the content of media communications and best practices in this area.
Lynda is General Counsel to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and is on the Board of Directors for Run Ottawa and the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation.
- Admitted to Bar 1992
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- County of Carleton Law Association
- Ontario Association of Police Services Board
- Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
- Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
- General Counsel, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
- Member, Police Legal Advisors Committee, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
- Contributor, Canadian Chiefs of Police Magazine and Newsletters
- Publisher, Police Notes
- Member, Run Ottawa Board of Directors
- Ottawa Community Housing Foundation, Board of Directors
- “Navigating the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal“, HQ Magazine, published by the OACP in the summer of 2015
- “Think Before You Text”, published by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police 2016/2017
- “Police Executives Under Pressure”, published by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police 2017/2018
- “The New Occupational Health and Safety Act”, HQ Magazine, published by the OACP in the Winter of 2017/2018