David Robitaille has been a professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law for ten years (he lives in Quebec). He teaches rights and freedoms and constitutional law. He is currently researching the role of municipalities and the fundamental rights of citizens in environmental protection, particularly with respect to the exploitation and transportation of natural resources in the context of federalism and the sharing of natural resources. legislative powers in Canada. His recent research, publications, and lectures have focused on the applicability of provincial laws to federally regulated companies (for example, rail, road, air and pipeline companies) and the scope of the right to a healthy environment recognized in the Quebec Charter of the right and the liberty of the person. He has been a member of the CQDE since 2014 and is part of its legal committee. In this capacity, he actively collaborates with the management and lawyers of the CQDE on various legal issues. He has also been active in the media and citizen groups to make the applicability of Québec’s environmental laws known to federal companies such as TransCanada. For the past two years, he has also served on the Advisory Commission on the Environment and Sustainable Development of the City of Gatineau. Finally, he volunteered to defend the municipality of Restigouche, sued by a private company for $ 1.5 million for wanting to protect his drinking water.