Guy Pratte was appointed to the NAC Board of Trustees in January 2023.
An award-winning and highly sought-after lawyer, Guy Pratte has experience in complex commercial litigation (including class actions), administrative law and constitutional law cases.
Guy is one of the most frequent advocates to appear before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), pleading in French or English, in cases involving either common law or Québec civil law. He also pleads before the Superior and Appeal Courts of Ontario and Québec, the Federal Court (FC) and Federal Court of Appeal (FCA).
Guy Pratte was named to the Order of Canada in 2022 in recognition of his contributions as a lawyer, notably to pro bono work, and for his volunteer commitments to the performing arts. He was the National Arts Centre Foundation’s first Chair of the NAC Foundation and a member of the Stratford Festival Board of Governors for several years. He was the first president of Pro Bono Québec and subsequently Chair of Pro Bono Ontario.