Board Members

The Honourable Luc Martineau

Chair

The Honourable Luc Martineau was appointed Chair of the Copyright Board of Canada in October 2020 for a five-year term. Justice Martineau is also a sitting judge of the Federal Court; he was appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Court of Appeal, January 25, 2002 and Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on April 18, 2002. On July 2, 2003, the date of the coming into force of the Courts Administration Service Act, he became Judge of the Federal Court. Justice Martineau was also a member and then President of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal from 2007 to 2014. Prior to this, Justice Martineau established his own firm as a lawyer, arbitrator and mediator in Montréal from 1996 to 2002. He was a partner at Langlois Robert from 1990 to 1996 and an associate and partner at Robert, Dansereau, Barré, Marchessault & Lauzon in Montréal from 1981 to 1990. Justice Martineau was Legal Counsel to the President of the Canada Labour Relations Board from 1979 to 1981.

Justice Martineau holds a LL.L (1977) and LL.M (1985) from the University of Ottawa. He has been a member of the Bar of Quebec since 1978.
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Nathalie Théberge

Nathalie Théberge

Vice-Chair and CEO

Ms. Théberge was appointed full-time Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer in October 2018 for a five-year term. Prior to her appointment, she was Director General of Creative Marketplace and Innovation at Canadian Heritage. She has also held various other leadership positions at that department, including Director General, Copyright and International Trade; Director of International Negotiations; and Director of Copyright Policy, Planning and Research. Ms. Théberge holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Political Science from Université de Montréal.

Adriane Porcin

Adriane Porcin

Member

Ms. Porcin was appointed part-time Member in October 2018 for a four-year term. She was then Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law. Before that, she was a Lecturer at the John Molson School of Business for two years. Although her research focuses on copyright law, she has been teaching a variety of subjects over the years. Ms. Porcin holds a Licence and Master degree from Aix-en-Provence’s Faculty of Law, and a Master from Université de Perpignan Faculty of Law.

Board member - Katherine Braun

Katherine Braun

Member

Ms. Braun was appointed part-time Member in November 2018 for a four-year term. Ms. Braun is an economist whose career includes service with the United Nations working in collaboration with several international agencies on international development projects. She has also worked with the governments of Ontario and Alberta on public policy. Ms. Braun holds an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master degree in economics from the University of Geneva.

Rene Cote

René Côté

Member

Mr. Côté was appointed part-time Member in November 2018 for a four-year term. Mr. Côté is a retired professor of law at the Université du Québec à Montréal (l’UQAM), a member of the Quebec Bar since 1984 and a retired member of the same organization since 2015. Before that, M. Côté was Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Political Science and Law Faculty of l’UQAM. On June 30, 2020, M. Côté was appointed President of the Conseil de la justice administrative du Québec. He has a particular interest in law as it relates to technologies and has authored many publications in the fields of computer law, international law and intellectual property law. Mr. Côté holds a doctorate in public international law from the Université Paris X Nanterre and an LL.B. from l’UQAM.