Pierre Laliberte

Pierre Laliberte

Executive Assistant To the President at Canadian Labour Congress

2841 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
HQ Phone:
(613) 521-3400

General Information


Editor  - International Journal of Labour Research

Senior Specialist  - Workers'Activities

Senior Economist  - CLC

Commissioner  - Canada Employment Insurance Commission

Research Associate  - Canadian Council on Social Development


doctorate  - economics , University of Massachusetts


Member  - National Round Table

Board Member  - Canada Industrial Relations Board

Advisor On Questions  - United Steelworkers

Recent News  

Pierre Laliberté for Hull-Aylmer Since 2001, Pierre has worked as principal economist for the Canadian Labour Congress in Ottawa where he is responsible for looking at issues regarding the labour market, economic security for Canadian workers and the impacts of trade agreements. Pierre has long been engaged with the goings-on in his surroundings.Among other activities, he was involved in the student movement in Quebec and the United States where he served as president of the Graduate Students, Association at the University of Massachusetts.He was one of the instigators of a union movement for teaching assistants at the University of Massachusetts that emerged upon the creation of Local 2242 of the United Auto Workers (UAW). Pierre earned a doctorate in economics at the University of Massachusetts.He taught economics as a teaching assistant, then helped increase the profile of Quebec among the New England political, media and business communities through his work for a Quebec delegation. Upon returning to Quebec, Pierre worked briefly for the Caisse de dépôt et de placement in Montreal before joining the research team of the Canadian Council on Social Development as a research associate.In 1998, Pierre joined the team at the United Steelworkers of America in Quebec as an advisor on questions concerning pension and economic issues.Raised in the Outaouais, Pierre is the son of Michel and Claudette Laliberté who came to the region in the early sixties and became known in their professions of optometry and nursing.Pierre is married to Carmen Bauer and is the happy father of Sophie, three years old.

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The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today announced the appointment of Pierre Laliberté to the Canada Employment Insurance Commission as the Commissioner for Workers for a term of 3 years, effective October 3, 2017.
Mr. Laliberté was first appointed last fall as the interim Commissioner for Workers. The Commissioner for Workers is responsible for representing the views of organizations and individuals that are affected by Employment and Social Development Canada programs and services, particularly Employment Insurance. By consulting stakeholders, the Commissioner is able to convey their concerns and positions regarding the administration of legislation, policy development and program delivery. Before serving the interests of workers in his current role as the interim Commissioner for Workers, Mr. Laliberté worked as an executive assistant to the President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) as well as an economist for that organization, where he represented the Congress both nationally and internationally. Prior to that, he worked as an economist with the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was the editor for the research publication International Journal of Labour Research. Furthermore, he has a broad familiarity with labour issues having worked with unions-both the United Steel Workers of America and the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec. Mr. Laliberté has been an active member of many advisory boards and holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Massachusetts.

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Pierre Laliberté is an economist at the Bureau of Workers' Activities at the ILO in Geneva.
He is the editor of the International Journal of Labour Research. Previously he worked with the Quebec Federation of Labour, the Canadian Labour Congress and the United Steelworkers of America.

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