Eric Maldoff is currently a partner at Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melancon in Montreal. He obtained his LL.B., B.C.L. and BA from McGill University, and was called to the bar in 1976. Mr. Maldoff has served as an advisor to the Government of Québec on issues of health and to the Government of Canada on constitutional, health and human resources matters. He was the founding chair of Canada Health Infoway and Vice-Chair of the Interim Governing Council, which created the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Mr. Maldoff has served as Chair of the Executive Committee and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the McGill University Health Centre, and he has served as chair of the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He has also served as a director of Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc., Cineplex Odeon Corporation and CF Cable TV Inc.
Mr. Maldoff has represented Canada as Chief Federal Negotiator with: the Mohawks of Kanesatake, the Innu of Labrador and the Northwest Territory Métis Nation and has served as Chief Quebec Negotiator with the Kitigan Zibi Algonquin Community regarding the Eagle Forest. He has also represented private sector clients in negotiations with aboriginal communities.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Old Brewery Mission and for the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation. He has served on the Board of Directors at McGill University and is currently a member of their Finance Committee and a Governor Emeritus of the University.
Mr. Maldoff has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada for his work in Aboriginal Law, has received the Deputy Minister’s Outstanding Achievement Award and has been awarded the Advocatus Emeritus distinction by the Quebec Bar. He is also a member of the Order of Canada. He currently lives in Montreal with his wife. They have three children.